West Fork Des Moines River Major Watershed Project - Phase 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Heron Lake Watershed District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Monitoring
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Cottonwood
Jackson
Lyon
Martin
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.59
Project Overview

This monitoring work expands on previously established routine water quality and flow sampling to include extensive fish and aquatic invertebrate surveys. Subsequent steps include assessment of the monitoring data to determine impairments, identification of stressors that are causing impairments, development of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies using identification of pollutant sources using computer modeling and other techniques, civic engagement, and public education as approaches in progress towards water quality goals. The project will culminate in a set of strategies to restore impaired waters and protect unimpaired waters. These strategies will ultimately be executed by state and local governments, citizen organizations, businesses, and individuals.

Project Manager
First Name
Jan
Last Name
Voit
Organization Name
Heron Lake Watershed District
Street Address
PO Box 345, 1008 Third Avenue
City
Heron Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
56137
Phone
(507) 793-2462