Yellow Medicine River Terrain Analyis Assessment Grant 2014

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,611
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Yellow Medicine River WD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lincoln
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,611
Other Funds Leveraged
$22,153
Direct expenses
$88,611
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Targeted Watershed Analysis

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Yellow Medicine River WD are: Corey Hoffman, Jeff Hoffman, John Boulton, Tim Buysse, Tim Dritz
Project Overview

The Yellow Medicine River Watershed District will contract with the Water Resource Center at the Minnesota State University - Mankato to complete a Geographic Information System (GIS) terrain analysis for the watershed using recently completed LIDAR data in southern Minnesota. Analysis will concentrate on the impaired reaches of the Yellow Medicine River Watershed and its tributaries. This inventory will utilize the State of Minnesota LiDAR elevation datasets to create many datasets through the analysis of this elevation data. Secondary datasets to be created include Critical Source Area, Specific Catchment Areas, Stream Power Index, Compound Topographic Index and Environmental Benefit Index. Multiple watershed maps will be developed and show areas to target based on environmental sensitivity variables such as slope, soil type, land use, distance to surface water, overland flow potential, stream gradient, bluffs and ravines, and erosion potential. This analysis will provide valuable data for future planning and prioritizing of projects.

Project Manager
First Name
Cindy
Last Name
Potz
Organization Name
Yellow Medicine River WD
Street Address
122 N Jefferson St
City
Minneota
State
MN
Zip Code
56264
Phone
507-872-6720
Email
ymrw@centurytel.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp