Targeted Implementation within the LeSueur River Watershed

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Blue Earth County SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(c)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$60,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$60,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in projects within the Beauford Ditch and Madison Lake watershed area to be prioritized based on their value to water quality. Prioritizing the BMPs will allow limited conservation funds to be used in the areas where nutrient red

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Blue Earth County SWCD are: Carol Krosch, Emily Javens, John Rollings, John Shanahan, William Gardner
Project Overview

The LeSueur River Watershed is one of the highest nutrient loading watersheds for both phosphorus and nitrogen in the State of Minnesota. The LeSueur River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) Report was completed in August 2015 and further identifies pollutant sources and reduction goals within the LeSueur River Watershed. The WRAPS report highlights the Beauford Ditch watershed and the Madison Lake watershed area amongst the highest sources of nutrient loading to the LeSueur River. This project will target these high loading watersheds to prioritize the most cost-effective best management practices to meet the nutrient reduction goals using a suite of targeting tools such as the new Prioritize, Targeted, and Measurable Application (PTM App) and the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) toolbox.

Project Manager
First Name
Jerad
Last Name
Bach
Organization Name
Blue Earth County SWCD
Street Address
1160 Victory Dr Ste 3
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
560015307
Phone
507-345-4744
Email
jerad.bach@blueearthswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp