Wilkin County Ditch 8 Multipurpose Drainage Management
The Wilkin Soil and Water Conservation District will partner with the Bois de Sioux Watershed District and landowners to reduce erosion, sedimentation and peak flows into County Ditch 8 and the Rabbit River. The project targets 53 sites for Grade Stabilization Structures and eight miles of Continuous Berms.
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$750,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year are for technical assistance and grants for the conservation drainage program in consultation with the Drainage Work Group, coordinated under Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.101, subdivision 13, that includes projects to improve multipurpose water management under Minnesota Statutes, section 103E.015.
This project will result in a reduction of 569 tons of sediment per year from the CD 8 watershed to the Rabbit River. This is 17 percent of the Rabbit River TMDL goal under moist conditions. It will also reduce peak flows to County Ditch 8 by as much as 40 percent during a 10 year - 24 hour storm event.
This project resulted in an estimated annual reduction of 569 tons per year of soil loss.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS