Section 319 Project Applications

 


 

December 2009 Section 319 Application Summaries

 

The Nonpoint Source Task Force met December 15, 2009, in the Matthew Training Center, Joe Foss Building, 523 East Capitol in Pierre.

 

The Task Force reviewed the following 319 project applications. The Task Force's recommendations were considered by the Board of Water and Natural Resources at its January 2010 meeting. The Board's recommendations were then forwarded to EPA for consideration of possible grant funds. Links below take you to project summaries. Links from the project summaries will take you to the project's funding application in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format.

 

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Belle Fourche River Watershed Management and Project Implementation Plan - Segment 4 (Amendment)

Development and Applicaton of a GIS-Based Planning and Tracking Tool - Withdrawn by project sponsors

Grassland Management and Planning Project - Segment 3

Lower Big Sioux Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 2

Nonpoint Source Information and Education Project - Segment 3

Spring Creek Watershed Management and Project Implementation - Segment 1

Upper Big Sioux River Watershed Project - Segment 5 (Amendment)

Upper Snake Creek Watershed Project - Segment 2

Vermillion River Basin Watershed Project - Withdrawn by project sponsors

 

Belle Fourche River Watershed Management and Project Implementation Plan - Segment 4 (Amendment)

 

Total Cost: $6,418,276                                                  319 Request: $732,050 Grant

Recommendation: $641,150

 

Project Description: The Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership is the project sponsor for this 2-year project. This is an amendment to the fourth segment. This project will continue implementation of the BMPs identified in the TMDL report for the Belle Fourche River Watershed. The amendment includes funding for additional irrigation control units, installing irrigation sprinkler systems, riparian management, project management, monitoring, and further assessment of the watershed for TMDL development. For more...

 

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Development and Applicaton of a GIS-Based Planning and Tracking Tool

 

Total Cost: $120,000                                                     319 Request: $72,000 Grant

 

Project Description: The project will develop a GIS-based tool for tracking agricultural sediment BMPs at the parcel and watershed scale. The tool will be developed within the ESRI ArcMap framework, and will be designed for compatibility with two existing planning tools: the RUSLE2 model (for farm-field level planning) and the AnnAGNPS model (for watershed-scale modeling). For more...

 

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Grassland Management and Planning Project - Segment 3

 

Total Cost: $728,260                                                     319 Request: $310,000 Grant

Recommendation: $310,000 Grant

 

Project Description: This is a statewide project that will serve producers in all parts of South Dakota, but will give highest priority to assisting producers in active watershed restoration project areas (Section 319 projects).  This is a two year continuation of the current Grassland Management and Planning project and will:

  • Provide grassland managers with accelerated technical assistance to plan intensive grassland management systems (100,000 ac), and implement (120,000 ac) intensive grassland management systems.
  • Transfer information about grassland management gained from on-ranch demonstration projects and lessons learned through grazing systems implemented to ranchers, researchers, agency specialists, and the public. For more...

 

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Lower Big Sioux Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 2

 

Total Cost: $916,350                                                     319 Request: $325,000 Grant

Recommendation: $325,000 Grant

 

Project Description: The Lower Big Sioux River Watershed Implementation Project (Segment II) will target the reduction of nutrient, sediment, and bacteria loading to the Lower Big Sioux River, Lake Alvin and the tributaries within the watershed.  During this proposed two-year project (Segment II), the project coordinator and Lincoln Conservation District will implement BMPs in the watershed and provide education and information to the public. Activities planned will focus on BMP installation (animal waste management systems, cropland and grassland BMPs), water quality monitoring, bank stability testing and completion of an information and education program. For more...

 

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Nonpoint Source Information and Education Project - Segment 3

 

Total Cost: $534,086                                       319 Request: $300,000 Grant

Recommendation: $300,000 Grant

 

Project Description: The 2010 South Dakota Nonpoint Source Information and Education Project (the Project) is designed to continue providing South Dakota’s citizens information and education opportunities about nonpoint source pollution in order to gain their support for and participation in nonpoint source pollution prevention and reduction practices. To achieve the goal, this project will focus on:

 

  • Providing information to South Dakota’s adults using the principles of social marketing.
  • Supporting local and regional activities through a competitive grants program.
  • Increasing teacher, student and adult awareness and proficiency in reducing nonpoint source pollution using Environmental Education Training and Partnership resources and practices. For more...

 

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Spring Creek Watershed Management and Project Implementation - Segment 1

 

Total Cost: $725,161                                                         319 Request: $430,500 Grant

Recommendation: $324,000 Grant

 

Project Description: Pennington County is the project sponsor for this two-year project. This is the first of six planned segments. This project will begin implementation of the BMPs identified in the TMDL report for the Spring Creek Watershed. These BMPs include management of the riparian zones, stormwater, and septic systems along with sediment removal in Mitchell and Major lakes. For more...

 

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Upper Big Sioux River Watershed Project - Segment 5 (Amendment)

 

Total Cost: $2,515,202                                                      319 Request: $540,000 Grant

Recommendation: $420,000 Grant

 

Project Description: The project is designed to continue reducing nutrient and sediment loads entering Lake Kampeska and Pelican Lake.  This is an amendment to the fifth segment. Reduction of nutrient loads from the watershed will be accomplished through the installation of Animal Nutrient Management Systems and Innovative Manure Application. Sediment loads from the watershed will be reduced by installing riparian area repair practices, grassed waterways and small dams/basins, stabilizing streambanks and lakeshores. The amendment will fund additional animal nutrient management systems and lake shoreline stabilization. For more...

 

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Upper Snake Creek Watershed Project - Segment 2

 

Total Cost: $597,381                                                         319 Request: $288,170 Grant

Recommendation: $159,850 Grant

 

Project Description: The Upper Snake Creek Watershed Project is a two segment project with the first segment to be completed by June 30, 2010. The project is restoring and/or maintaining Mina Lake, Loyalton Dam, Cresbard Lake and Snake Creek water quality. The work planned for this segment will continue to implement BMPs that reduce sediment and nutrient loading and prevent bacterial contamination. For more...

 

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Vermillion River Basin Watershed Project - Withdrawn by project sponsors

 

Total Cost: $984,831                                                         319 Request: $365,000 Grant

 

Project Description: This project is the second segment of the locally planned Vermillion River Basin Watershed Project. The project’s proposed BMPs are based on impairment information identified during the watershed assessment and TMDL development. It will help to restore the Vermillion River’s water quality to meet designated uses.

 

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