Section 319 Project Applications

 


 

December 2011 Section 319 Application Summaries

 

The Task Force reviewed the following 319 applications when it met Dec. 7, 2011. The Task Force's recommendations were considered by the Board of Water and Natural Resources in January 2012. The Board's recommendations were then reviewed by EPA before grant funds were awarded. 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 5 (Amendment)

Lewis & Clark Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 3 (Amendment)

Lower James River Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 3

Northeast Glacial Lakes Watershed Improvement & Protection Project - Segment 2 (Amendment)

Spring Creek Watershed Management and Project Implementation Segment 2

Upper Big Sioux Watershed Project - Segment 6

Vermillion River Basin Watershed Project - Segment 2

 

Belle Fourche River Watershed Management and Project Implementation Plan - Segment 5 (Amendment)

 

319 Grant Request: $460,285       319 Grant Awarded: $232,000

 

Project Description: The Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership is the project sponsor for this 2-year project. This is an amendment to the fifth segment requesting additional 319 funding. The project will continue implementation of the BMPs identified in the TMDL report for the Belle Fourche River Watershed. The amendment includes funding for additional:  improvements to irrigation water delivery and application, riparian management, and monitoring to assess BMPs. For more...

 

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Lewis & Clark Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 3 (Amendment)

 

319 Grant Request: $548,063              319 Grant Awarded: $373,000

 

Project Description: The Randall Resource Conservation and Development Council is the project sponsor. This is an amendment to the third segment requesting additional 319 funding. This effort is aimed at restoring water quality to meet designated beneficial uses and address TMDLs established, and to be established, for water bodies in the targeted watersheds. The amendment to Segment 3 will continue funding assistance for BMP installation and an information campaign to keep stakeholders informed of project activities and progress. For more...

 

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Lower James River Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 3

 

319 Grant Request: $634,558              319 Grant Awarded: $281,000

 

Project Description: The James River Water Development District is the project sponsor. Segment 3 will target the reduction of nutrient, sediment, and bacteria loading to the Lower James River, its tributaries and lakes within the watershed.  Activities planned will focus on installation of animal waste management systems, grassland, and cropland BMPs, water quality monitoring, and completion of an information and education program. For more...

 

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Northeast Glacial Lakes Watershed Improvement & Protection Project - Segment 2 (Amendment)

 

319 Grant Request: $326,178              319 Grant Awarded: $185,000

 

Project Description:  The Day Conservation District is the project sponsor. This segment will continue to protect and improve the water quality of northeast South Dakota glacial lakes by implementing best management practices that reduce the amount of fecal coliform bacteria, nutrients, and sediment loads entering project water bodies. The amendment to this proposal is adding several additional watersheds and requesting additional 319 funding. Other lakes and reservoirs will be added to future segments as assessments are completed and needs reevaluated. For more...

 

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Spring Creek Watershed Management and Project Implementation Segment 2

 

319 Grant Request: $810,000              319 Grant Awarded: $350,000

 

Project Description:  Pennington County is the project sponsor for this 2-year project. This is the second of six planned segments. This project would continue implementation of the BMPs identified in the TMDL report for the Spring Creek Watershed. Completion of the activities planned for this segment would advance the BMP implementation for fecal coliform bacteria to 15 percent completed. These BMPs include management of riparian zones, stormwater, forestry, grazing, lake improvement, and on site wastewater treatment systems. For more...

 

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Upper Big Sioux Watershed Project - Segment 6

 

319 Grant Request: $870,000              319 Grant Awarded: $325,000

 

Project Description: The City of Watertown is the project sponsor. This is the sixth segment (17th year) of a planned 20 year implementation effort. 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 grazing and animal feeding operations, crop ground and pasture lands, and from stream/river banks and lake shoreline. For more...

 

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Vermillion River Basin Watershed Project - Segment 2

 

319 Grant Request: $307,617              319 Grant Awarded: $202,800

 

Project Description:  The McCook Conservation District is the project sponsor. This is the second project segment of a multi-year effort to restore the Vermillion River’s water quality. Best management practices (BMPs) identified during the watershed assessment will target fecal coliform and total suspended solids. The final assessment report and establishment of TMDLs for bacteria and sediment is scheduled for completion during 2011. For more...

 

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