Whiskey Creek Enhancement Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$103,100
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Wilkin County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wilkin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$103,100
Other Funds Leveraged
$25,775
Direct expenses
$103,100
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.96
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will result in a model and map of the 2,5 and 10 year floodplain of Whiskey Creek.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Wilkin County are:
Project Overview

The Whiskey Creek Watershed is the largest subwatershed in the Upper Red River of the North drainage, encompassing 165.63 square miles in Otter Tail and Wilkin Counties. This watershed contains the headwaters of the Red River of the North, which begins in far west central Wilkin County, an area of mixed residential and agricultural land use. The cities of Breckenridge, Minnesota and Wahpeton, North Dakota, as well as the small town of Kent are within the watershed. Land use is primarily cropland (86.6%) with much smaller percentages of developed land (5.3%), wetlands (4.1%), rangeland (2.3%), forest/shrub (0.9%), and open water (0.6%). Six different legal ditch systems utilizes the creek as an outlet for their drainage area. All six of these legal ditch systems have been retrofitted with water quality benefit BMP's that include side inlet structures and bufferstrips adjacent to the ditches utilizing previous Clean Water Funds. This project will map and model the 2,5 and 10 year floodplain of Whiskey Creek to establish vegetative bufferstrips for the floodplain of the creek and map other potential erosion control projects adjacent to the creek.

Project Manager
First Name
Bruce
Last Name
Poppel
Organization Name
Wilkin County
Street Address
PO Box 409
City
Breckenridge
State
MN
Zip Code
56520
Phone
218-643-5815
Email
bpoppel@co.wilkin.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp