Minnesota's Legacy

Southeast Minnesota Subsurface Drainage Impacts on Groundwater Recharge

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$488,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
U.S. Geological Survey
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2019
Counties Affected
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 04f
Appropriation Language

$488,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the United States Geological Survey to assess the relationship between agricultural drainage and water flow within the unique karst geology of southeast Minnesota to characterize the potential impacts of drainage on groundwater recharge and groundwater sustainability in the region. This appropriation is not subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2019, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$488,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Manager
First Name
Erik
Last Name
Smith
Organization Name
US Geological Survey
Street Address
2280 Woodale Dr
City
Mounds View
State
MN
Zip Code
55112
Phone
(763) 783-3136
Email
easmith@usgs.gov