Funded Project

2019 | Rice Creek & Cannon River Watersheds


Funders: Fishers & Farmers Partnership & DARE

Applicant Organization: Clean River Partners

Contact: Al Kraus



With coordination and cost-share support from Clean River Partners, farmers are planting cover crops in Rice Creek watershed for three consecutive years to reduce nitrate, phosphorus and solids loading into Rice Creek and downstream in the Cannon River. St. Olaf College is monitoring drainage tile and in-stream nitrate, total phosphorus, total suspended solids and aquatic macroinvertebrates. A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fish count is providing information about the impacts on the fishery.