West Fork Des Moines River Watershed Targeting and Prioritizing Endeavor - Clean Water Partnership (CWP)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,955
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Heron Lake Watershed District
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Cottonwood
Jackson
Lyon
Martin
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,955
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.22
Project Overview

Locating the sources of sediment, phosphorus, and bacteria is integral to reducing the effect they have on a water body. The completion of the West Fork Des Moines River (WFDMR) Targeting and Prioritizing Endeavor will result in a set of data that is the most cost-effective for the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for all identified priority resources. The results will be expressed as the maximum reduction of a water quality contaminant (e.g. sediment, phosphorus, bacteria) at a priority resource (e.g. an impaired stream) for a given level of investment. This optimized BMP cost-effectiveness will then serve as the measuring component for project specific evaluation of BMPs. This project will include measuring water quality benefits from both existing conservation efforts and future targeted opportunities to implement BMPs.

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