Wright County Ditch No. 10

Wright County Ditch No. 10

Wright County, MN

Following topographic survey and drone video inspection, this expansive 17,000 acre watershed was discovered to have numerous areas where vegetation, sloughing, and washouts advanced erosion and obstructed water flowing from this 100 year-old system. ISG solutions addressed this significant sediment and vegetation accumulation by recommending 86,100 feet of open ditch cleaning, tree, brush, and shrub clearing, 3,000 linear feet of slough repair, and the additions of 21 water and sediment control basins. To further manage water flow and improve the system’s drainage coefficient, grassed waterways, controlled drainage, and alternative side inlets were additional points of improvement. After a level one wetland delineation and depressional analysis, wetland restoration and enhancement were identified as opportunities to reduce peak flow rates and prevent flooding. Best management practices (BMPs) included buffer strips, storage-treatment basins, and a woodchip bioreactor were installed to further maximize water quality by minimizing runoff, providing additional time for sedimentation, and reducing nitrates.

Agriculture

  • Agricultural Treatment Basins

  • Animal Feedlots

  • Blue Earth County Ditch No. 25

  • Blue Earth County Ditch No. 57

  • Blue Earth County Ditch No. 77

  • Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

  • Drainage District No. 15

  • Drainage District No. 65

  • Ducks Unlimited

  • Interstate Mills

  • Judicial Ditch No. 38 Improvement

  • MDA Conservation Drainage

  • Nagel Drainage District

  • Poultry Laying Facility

  • Turkey Feeding Operation