Shattuck Ravine Stabilization and BMP Feasibility Study
This project will result in a a feasibility study of Shattuck Saint Mary's to assess and quantify the extent of erosion and pollutant loading, identify critical source areas and recommended the most cost-efficient best management practices.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
Shattuck Saint Mary's, located atop of a bluff area upland of the east bank of the Straight River, encompasses a land area of 324 acres that contains over 16,426 miles of mild to extensively eroded ravines and gullies; many of which directly discharge to the Straight River. In addition to pollutant loads in runoff from the school's watershed and eroded ravines, banks and gullies, the Straight River also experiences pollutant loading from eroding stream banks in this reach; annual sediment loads average 1,962 tons per year. Rice County Environmental Services, in partnership with Shattuck Saint Mary's and the City of Faribault, will conduct a feasibility study to assess and quantify the extent of erosion and pollutant loading, identify and prioritize pollutant source(s) and source area(s), develop an implementation plan which identifies recommended best management practices (BMPs) and quantifies water quality benefits (volume and pollutant load reductions), and provide a cost-benefit analysis of proposed solutions.