Targeting and Addressing Ravines in the Greater Blue Earth Basin

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$425,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Greater Blue Earth River
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2013
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Cottonwood
Faribault
Freeborn
Jackson
Le Sueur
Martin
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
111 006 02 07A 000
Appropriation Language

Laws of Minnesota 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Section 7, and Laws of Minnesota 2012, Chapter 264, Section 7

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$425,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$250,000
Direct expenses
$425,000
Administration costs
$42,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.6
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Reduce Phosphorus by 8,400 pounds/year and Sediment by 4,000 tons/year.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project resulted in estimated reductions of 1,319 lb. of phosphorus per year, 1,271 tons of sediment per year, 1,313 tons of soil lost per year

Source of Additional Funds

The source of additional funds varies from project to project, but generally consists of federal, local and non-public sources.

Recipient Board Members
Richard Androli, Donald Kropp, Clark Lingbeek, Tom Warmka, Glen Mathiasen, Neal Mensing,
Project Overview

This area of the Minnesota River Basin has been identified as contributing significant amounts of sediment to the watershed. The primary cause of the sediment is from gullies and ravines. This project by the Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance (GBERBA) continues efforts begun with FY2011 Clean Water Funds. Using data collected through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and LiDAR, GERBA will install best management practices to address severe ravines and gullies in targeted specific locations. GBERBA will also use on the ground verification with landowners to identify and address the worst of the worst sediment contributors in the Greater Blue Earth River Basin.

Project Manager
First Name
Kay
Last Name
Clark
Organization Name
The Greater Blue Earth River Basin Alliance
Street Address
339 9th St.
City
Windom
State
MN
Zip Code
56101
Phone
(507) 831-1153
Email
kay.clark@windomnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Wayne Zellmer -BWSR Grants Coordinator; Matt Drewitz -BWSR South Region Clean Water Specialist; Jeff Hrubes -BWSR North Region Clean Water Specialist; Marcey Westrick -BWSR Metro Clean Water Specialist; Art Persons -MDH Planning Supervisor Drinking Water Protection; Terry Bovee -MDH Principal Planner Drinking Water Protection; Julie Westerlund -DNR Clean Water Coordinator; Dave Friedl -DNR Northern Region Clean Water Specialist; Joshua Stamper -MDA Research Scientist, Pesticide & Fertilizer Management; Dwight Wilcox -MDA Ag BMP Program Planner; Anna Kerr -MPCA -Stormwater / TMDL Coordinator;-DNR Central Region Clean Water Legacy Specialist; Karen Evens - MPCA -Watershed Projects Manager;

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp