Upper Cannon River Watershed BMP Targeting and Watershed Database Development

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,976
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Rice County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
April 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Le Sueur
Rice
Steele
Waseca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,976
Other Funds Leveraged
$31,250
Direct expenses
$124,976
Administration costs
$701
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.07
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Targeted watershed analysis

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Rice County are:
Project Overview

The Cannon River is a designated Wild and Scenic River that originates in Rice County and joins the Mississippi River 120 miles downstream near Red Wing. The Upper Cannon, which encompasses 29% of the entire watershed, has been identified as a priority subwatershed.

This project will utilize Geographic Information System analysis of LiDAR data as well as soils and land-use data to identify areas with high erosion potential on the landscape. In addition to analyzing erosive potential, this project will determine ideal locations to store runoff on the landscape. This information will be used to target landowners where practices can make quantifiable water quality improvements.

Additionally, this project includes the creation and implementation of a web-based tool used within Steele, Waseca, Rice, and Le Sueur Counties to effectively and efficiently manage drainage systems. The software will track activities associated with public drainage systems, including history, digital archives, determinations, repair orders, improvements, inspections, and maintenance. The database will allow the county Drainage Authority to assess the needs and condition, prioritize, and make water quality improvements.

Project Manager
First Name
Jennifer
Last Name
Mocol
Organization Name
Rice County
Street Address
320 NW Third St
City
Faribault
State
MN
Zip Code
55021
Phone
555-555-5555
Email
jmocol@co.rice.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp