Upper Buffalo River Sediment Reduction Project
1,386 tons of sediment/yr and 1184 lbs of phosphorus/yr
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The Upper Buffalo River Sediment Reduction Project area lies in the first major land use transition within the buffalo's flowage, where intact forests and modestly developed lakes give way to altered hydrology and tilled fields of highly productive soils near the top of the Red River Basin. This abrupt change in land use within the watershed is directly linked to stream impairments within the project area. The project will result in two grade stabilization structures, 26 water and sediment control basins, 3 grassed waterways and roughly 25 acres of filter strips and/or critical area plantings that will yield an estimated 44% reduction of sediment loading, surpassing the established 41% sediment reduction goals for the Upper Buffalo River watershed.