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Watershed Protection

Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Section 319 Project Applications and Awards

 


 

The Nonpoint Source Task Force met Dec. 3, 2013, at the Joe Foss Building in the Matthew Training Center, 523 E. Capitol Ave. 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 2014 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 (Amendment)

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Polyacrylamide Flocculation to Reduce Suspended Solids, Bacteria and Nutrients in Agricultural Runoff

Lewis & Clark Watershed Implementation Project - Segment 4

Nonpoint Source Information and Education Project - Segment 4

Northeast Glacial Lakes Watershed Improvement and Protection Project - Segment 3

Spring Creek Watershed Management and Project Implementation Plan - Segment 2 (Amendment)

 

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

 

319 Grant Request: $500,000      319 Grant Awarded: $437,000

 

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 storm water management. For more...

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Polyacrylamide Flocculation to Reduce Suspended Solids, Bacteria, and Nutrients in Agricultural Runoff

 

Total Cost: $151,394       319 Grant Request: $89,746       Recommendation: $0

 

Project Description: South Dakota State University is the project sponsor. The proposed project will assess factors affecting PAM flocculation of a variety of agricultural soils in South Dakota. Based on the results of this project, we will identify the optimum PAM application conditions that will effectively control soil erosion and reduce TSS, bacteria, and nutrient loadings to surface water resources. The results of this project will help policy makers and producers make informed decisions regarding the use of PAM for agricultural runoff water quality control in South Dakota. For more...

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Lewis and Clark Watershed Implementation Project Segment 4

 

319 Grant Request: $1,400,000      319 Grant Awarded: $900,000

 

Project Description:  The Randall Resource Conservation & Development Council is the project sponsor. This proposal is the fourth 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. The BMPs will target sources of sediment, nutrients, and fecal coliform bacteria. 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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Nonpoint Source Information & Education Project - Segment 4

 

319 Grant Request: $370,500      319 Grant Awarded: $250,000

 

Project Description: The South Dakota Discovery Center is the project sponsor. The goal of the South Dakota Non-Point Source Information and Education project is to promote and facilitate public understanding of watersheds and related management issues through the continued implementation of the comprehensive, coordinated statewide effort begun in 2004. Segment 4 is designed to continue providing South Dakota’s citizen’s information and education opportunities about nonpoint source pollution to in order to gain their support for and participation in non-point source pollution prevention and reduction practices. To achieve the goal, this project will focus on: outreach to South Dakota’s adults using a combination of traditional and innovative methods; support of local and regional activities through a competitive mini-grants program; and increased teacher, student and adult awareness of and proficiency in watersheds and watershed protection. For more...

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Northeast Glacial Lakes Watershed Improvement and Protection Project – Segment 3

 

319 Grant Request: $302,150       319 Grant Awarded: $300,000

 

Project Description: The Day County Conservation District is the project sponsor. This is the third 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. The goal of this project is to protect and improve the water quality of northeast South Dakota glacial lakes, streams and rivers by implementing best management practices that reduce the amount of fecal coliform bacteria, nutrients, and sediment loads entering project water bodies, maintaining their assigned beneficial uses. For more...

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Spring Creek Watershed Management and implementation Project - Segment 2 (Amendment)

 

Total Cost: $1,417,806      319 Grant Request: $348,000      Recommendation: $0

 

Project Description: Pennington County is the project sponsor for this three-year 319 and Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) project. This is the second of six planned segments. This project would continue implementation of the BMPs identified in the TMDL reports for the Spring Creek Watershed. Completion of the activities planned for this segment would advance the BMP implementation for fecal coliform bacteria to 8 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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