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Section 319 Project Applications

 


 

Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Section 319 Project Applications and Awards

 

The Nonpoint Source Task Force will meet on December 10, 2018 to review the Section 319 applications and developed funding recommendations. The Task Force's recommendations will then be considered by the Board of Water and Natural Resources at its January 3, 2018 meeting. The Board's recommendations will then be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for review and approval before grant funds are awarded. Links below lead to project summaries and funding recommendations. Links in the project summaries lead to the project's funding application in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.

 

To see archived applications from previous fiscal years, click on the year: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

 

Projects applying for funding

Belle Fourche River Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 9

Big Sioux River Watershed Project Segment 3 - Amendment

Grassland Management and Planning Project - Segment 5 Amendment 1

Northeast Glacial Lakes Watershed Improvement and Protection Project - Segment 4

South Dakota Nonpoint Source Information and Education Project - Segment 5

Soil Health Improvement and Planning Project - Amendment

South Central Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 1 - Amendment

Expansion-Continuation of the Upper Big Sioux River Watershed Project - Segment 7

 

 

Belle Fourche River Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 9

 

319 Grant Request: $1,363,000

Funding Application

 

The original project goal was to bring the Belle Fourche River into compliance for total suspended solids (TSS) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) by implementing the recommended best management practices (BMPs) by 2014 and implementing additional BMP recommendations from other Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies for waterbodies within the watershed as they became available. This project exceeded the 2014 timeline, and a new 10-year plan would be developed to evaluate the effectiveness of installed BMPs and focus future projects to achieve full support of assigned beneficial uses on the Belle Fourche River and its tributaries. Progress has been made on affected waterbodies, however, the Belle Fourche River and certain tributaries continue to remain in nonsupport of TSS and E. coli which supports additional implementation work. Future work would be prioritized on targeted areas, such as Horse Creek, in the watershed where measurable water-quality improvements could be attained.

 

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Big Sioux River Watershed Project - Segment 3 - Amendment 5

 

319 Grant Request: $450,000

Funding Application

 

The Big Sioux River Watershed Project is a multiyear TMDL implementation strategy that will be completed in multiple segments and parts. The project will restore and/or maintain the water quality of the Big Sioux River and its tributaries to meet the designated beneficial uses. The Lower Big Sioux River, Central Big Sioux River and the North-Central Big Sioux River/Oakwood Lakes Watershed Assessments identified various segments of the Big Sioux River and certain tributaries between the Brookings/ Hamlin County line and Sioux City, Iowa as failing to meet designated uses due to impairments from TSS, dissolved oxygen and/or bacteria. The current project (Segment 3) is focused on further reducing loadings from animal feeding operations, overland sediment transport and expand ongoing past project activities (Segment 1 and Segment 2). It also extends water quality monitoring, begun under Segment 1, through 2020.

 

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Grassland Management and Planning Project - Segment 5 Amendment 1

 

319 Grant Request: $243,650

Funding Application

 

The project is a two-year amendment of the current statewide Grassland Management and Planning Project - Segment 5. During this project segment the sponsor and its partners will achieve the goals listed above. Priority for technical assistance and planning will be given 3 to grassland managers in TMDL implementation project areas to support implementing TMDLs.

 

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South Dakota Nonpoint Source Information and Education Project - Segment 5

 

319 Grant Request: $315,950

Funding Application

 

The 2017 South Dakota Nonpoint Source Information and Education Project (the Project) is designed to continue providing South Dakota citizens information and education opportunities about nonpoint source pollution to in order to gain their support for and participation in nonpoint source pollution prevention and reduction practices.

 

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Northeast Glacial Lakes Watershed Improvement and Protection Project - Segment 4

 

319 Grant Request: $331,770

Funding Application

 

This is the fourth segment of a multi-year locally led effort to implement best management practices recommended by completed watershed assessments, and to build on previous efforts and protect water quality improvements realized from previous implementation projects.

 

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Soil Health Improvement and Planning Project - Amendment

 

319 Grant Request: $153,000

Funding Application

 

The goal of this two-year project and amendment is to improve soil health through planning and implementation of agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) and outreach to producers in selected 303(d) listed water bodies in South Dakota. Outreach will include planning and holding workshops and field demonstration tours to educate and inform producers of ways to manage land to reduce runoff and improve nutrient cycling which will ultimately improve water quality. There will be demonstration plots developed for cover crops and/or no-till planting methods at four locations. These demonstration plots are in addition to planned workshops covering grazing management, properly managed livestock enhancement of cropland, and diverse crop rotations. The project will also provide information and education to local landowners and the general public to provide a better understanding of soil health and its relationship to water quality benefits.

 

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South Central Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 1 - Amendment

 

319 Grant Request: $215,000

Funding Application

 

This proposal is the first segment of a locally planned multi-year (10-15 year) effort to implement best management practices (BMPs) in the Lewis and Clark Lake watershed, Lake Andes, Geddes and Platte Lake watersheds, impaired stretches of the Lower James River tributaries, and impaired reaches in the Vermillion watershed. This effort is aimed at restoring water quality to meet designated beneficial uses and address TMDLs for waterbodies in these watersheds.

 

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Expansion-Continuation of the Upper Big Sioux River Watershed Project - Segment 7

 

319 Grant Request: $420,000

Funding Application

 

The project is designed to continue to improve water quality of the Big Sioux River, Lakes Kampeska and Pelican by reducing nutrient and sediment loads originating from agriculture non-point source, lakeshore and streambank erosion, and urban runoff.

 

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