2018 | Rice Creek – Cannon River Watershed
Funders: Fishers & Farmers Partnership & DARE
Applicant Organization: Clean River Partners
Contact: Al Kraus
Farmers are working with Clean River Partners to plant cover crops on about 1,000 of 3,469 tillable acres in Rice Creek watershed for three consecutive years. The work focuses on creating long-term watershed-wide protection by reducing nitrate, phosphorus and solids loading into Rice Creek and downstream into the Cannon River. St. Olaf College is monitoring drainage tile and in-stream nitrate, total phosphorus, total suspended solids and aquatic macroinvertebrates. A Minnesota DNR fish count provides information about impacts on the fishery.