SD 51 & CD 16 Water Quality Improvement project
Roseau River Watershed District (RRWD) is initiating a water quality improvement project to reduce sediment contribution from the County Ditch 16 (CD 16) subwatershed. The RRWD in cooperation with landowners, road authorities, and the Roseau SWCD will implement conservation practices on 27 priority sites targeted due to the large volume of sediment they contribute to State Ditch 51 (SD 51). The sites are located along CD 16 which drains directly into SD 51 and were identified through the Prioritize Target Measure Application (PTMApp) as priority concerns needing protection from chronic erosion.
The 27 sites identified contribute 84 tons of sediment annually into SD 51 in accordance with the PTMApp toolbar. The annual sediment yield estimates for the target subwatershed is between 170.05-340.05 tons, according the draft WRAPS report for the Roseau River Watershed. Each of the identified sites constructed would consist of 410 grade stabilization structures preventing head cutting and sediment deposition into the river. The overall budget for this phase of the project is $116,400.00. Project costs consist of engineering, construction, and administrative costs associated with all 27 sites.
[Multipurpose Drainage Management 2020] (j) $850,000 the first year and $850,000 the second year are for technical assistance and grants for the conservation drainage program in consultation with the Drainage Work Group, coordinated under Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.101, subdivision 13, that includes projects to improve multipurpose water management under Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.015.
Annual sediment yield estimates from this subwatershed are between 170.05 and 340.05 tons. Implementation of proposed practices would remove 84 tons, or 24.7% - 49.4%, of the annual sediment contribution to the Roseau River.
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