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Section 319 Project Applications

 


 

Federal Fiscal Year 2018 Section 319 Project Applications and Awards

 

A total of three applications for Section 319 funding were recieved by the October 1st deadline. The Nonpoint Source Task Force will meet on November 12th at 1:00 PM in the Floyd Matthew Training Center, Joe Foss Building, 523 East Capitol Avenue, in Pierre to review the Section 319 applications and develop funding recommendations. The Task Force's recommendations will then be considered by the Board of Water and Natural Resources at its January 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. 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: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

 

Projects applying for funding

Belle Fourche River Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 8 - Amendment

Big Sioux River Watershed Project Segment 3 - Amendment

South Central Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 1 - Amendment

 

 

Belle Fourche River Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 8 - Amendment

 

319 Grant Request: $250,000

Funding Application

 

The Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership is the project sponsor for this two-year project. This is the eighth segment that addresses seven total maximum daily loads. Completed activities planned for this segment will continue implementing best management practices that reduce E. coli and advance the best management practice implementation for total suspended solids pollutants. These best management practices include installing irrigation sprinkler systems, implementing grazing management systems, installing riparian vegetation improvements, implementing improved cropping systems, and relocating livestock feeding grounds. The Segment 8 Amendment proposes additional funds to increase BMP installment in the watershed.

 

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Big Sioux River Watershed Project - Segment 3 - Amendment

 

319 Grant Request: $1,100,000

Funding Application

 

The Big Sioux River Watershed Project is a multi-year 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 total suspended solids (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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South Central Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 1 - Amendment

 

319 Grant Request: $1,300,000

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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