Targeted Implementation within the LeSueur River Watershed
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
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
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.