Section 319 Project Applications

 


 

December 2012 Application Summaries

 

The Nonpoint Source Task Force met December 4, 2012, at the Joe Foss Building in the Matthews Training Center, 523 East Capitol Avenue in Pierre.

 

The Task Force reviewed the following 319 applications. The Task Force's recommendations were considered by the Board of Water and Natural Resources at its January 2013 meeting. 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 6

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

Grassland Management and Planning Project - Segment 4

Cropland Planning for Water Quality Improvement

Developing BMPs to Minimize the Water Quality Impacts of Winter Manure Spreading - Segment 1 (Amendment)

303(d) Watershed Planning and Assistance Project - Continuation (Segment 3)

Cottonwood Lake Watershed Project

 

Belle Fourche River Watershed Management and Project Implementation Plan - Segment 6

 

319 Grant Request: $1,195,000       319 Grant Awarded: $805,000

 

Project Description: The Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership is the project sponsor for this 2-year project. This is the sixth segment of seven planned project segments that address a cluster of seven TMDLs. Completion of the activities planned for this segment will begin implementing BMPs that reduce E. coli and advance the BMP implementation for TSS pollutants to 70 percent complete. These BMPs include: (1) installing irrigation control units, (2) irrigation canal modeling, (3) lining irrigation canals, (4) replacing irrigation ditches with pipelines, (5) installing irrigation sprinkler systems, (6) implementing grazing management systems, (7) installing riparian vegetation improvements, (8) clean water diversion, (9) relocating livestock feeding grounds, and (10) developing alternatives for stormwater management. For more...

 

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

 

319 Grant Request: $400,000              319 Grant Awarded: $300,000

 

Project Description: The Randall Resource Conservation and Development Council is the project sponsor. This proposal is the third 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, Academy and Platte Lake Watersheds.  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 these watersheds. For more...

 

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Grassland Management and Planning Project - Segment 4

 

319 Grant Request: $316,985              319 Grant Awarded: $201,000

 

Project Description:  The South Dakota Grasslands Coalition is the project sponsor. 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. For more...

 

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Cropland Planning for Water Quality Improvement

 

319 Grant Request: $23,897              319 Grant Awarded: $0

 

Project Description:  South Dakota State University is the project sponsor. The Cropland Planning for Water Quality Improvement project is a 1-year planning project that is expected to lead to a future comprehensive implementation and information and education project designed for water quality improvement of surface waters impacted by croplands in South Dakota. This project will organize a coalition of cooperating organizations with common interests in increasing voluntary conservation practices on croplands, conduct planning and assessment activities for a larger implementation project, and conduct a series of information and education events. For more...

 

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Developing BMPs to Minimize the Water Quality Impacts of Winter Manure Spreading - Segment 1 (Amendment)

 

319 Grant Request: $81,662              319 Grant Awarded: $70,000

 

Project Description: South Dakota State University is the project sponsor. Nutrient, sediment and bacteria loss at the watershed scale will be monitored using flumes at the outlets of each of three small watershed areas. The continuous record of discharge and water quality samples will be used to calculate loads of suspended sediments, nutrients, and E. coli loads from each watershed. We will compare different winter manure spreading practices to evaluate the risk of water quality degradation. The information gained will be used to develop management strategies and best management practices that more effectively reduce nutrient, sediment, and bacteria loading to surface water. For more...

 

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303(d) Watershed Planning and Assistance Project - Continuation (Segment 3)

 

319 Grant Request: $711,608              319 Grant Awarded: $455,000

 

Project Description:  The South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts is the project sponsor. This three-year continuation project will prepare conservation plans and be a NRCS certified nutrient management planner. The project coordinators and technicians will assist watershed projects with best management practice planning, including riparian, sedimentation, and animal nutrient management related issues. The conservation planner will work with targeted 12 digit Hydrologic Units within a 303(d) project area to develop and implement conservation whole farm plans prior to the producer’s application for cost shared programs. For more...

 

Cottonwood Lake Watershed Project

 

319 Grant Request: $205,000              319 Grant Awarded: $0

 

Project Description:  The Cottonwood Lake Association is the project sponsor. This project seeks to increase domestic water supplies with cost sharing funds for Mid-Dakota hookups, enhance water-based recreation at the public beach, develop a boat ramp and dock on the north side of the lake at Appel's landing, increase drainage from spring runoff and provide lake improvements, provide sanitary and sewer improvements, and protect water quality and promote fish habitat. For more...

 

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