site identification and prioritization project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,225
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Roseau River WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kittson
Roseau
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,225
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,306
Direct expenses
$9,225
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.05
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Targeted drainage system analysis

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Roseau River WD are: Cody Schmalz, Floyd Haugen, Laverne Voll, Leroy Carriere, Todd Miller
Project Overview

The Roseau River Watershed District in partnership with the Roseau County SWCD will complete a study to target and prioritize sites contributing impairments within legal drainage systems. Project partners will utilize data developed by the International Water Institute (IWI) Water Quality Decision Support Application that establishes multivariate scoring of each site based on all relevant features contributing to surface water degradation. This precision conservation method will establish a proactive approach to identifying sites for implementing conservation practices based on their relative contribution to surface water impairments.

Precision tools used to identify and target sites will reduce lengthy field verification process, increase the efficiency of assessing individual sites and reduce overall cost. High priority locations within each drainage system will be verified through site visits. Data will then be submitted to all the partners and be available to the public. The information collected from this analysis will be instrumental in future conservation projects and programs and identify sites for the ditch authority to implement vegetative buffer strips and side inlet controls.

Upon completion of the project, a comprehensive dataset will be distributed to project partners, including a hard copy narrative and description of information. Annual updates to the dataset and narrative will be submitted to project partners, noting locations and information pertaining to conservation activities implemented in legal drainage systems.

Project Manager
First Name
Tracy
Last Name
Halstensgard
Organization Name
Roseau River WD
Street Address
PO Box 26
City
Roseau
State
MN
Zip Code
567510026
Phone
218-463-0313
Email
rrwd@mncable.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp