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									                  COUNTY
                  DITCH 3                  BLUE EARTH COUNTY
                                                FARIBAULT COUNTY
                                          Comprehensive
                                         Drainage System
                                 Lura    Management Plan
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           Prepared by the Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
            (SWCD), with funding from the Board of Water and Soil Resources
                  (BWSR) Water Quality Management Challenge Grant

                                        June 2005
                                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

         I.        HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF COUNTY DITCH 3
                   A.     Repairs and Improvements


         II.       CURRENT ASSESSMENT
                   A.     Wastewater/Stormwater
                        1. Urban
                        2. Non-Urban / ISTS

                   B.             Drainage
                                1. Private Tile Systems
                                2. Public Drainage Systems

                   C.             Monitoring
                                1. Citizen Stream Monitoring Program
                                2. Rain Gauge Network
                                3. Water Quality Monitoring

                   D.             Land Use
                                1. Buffers
                                2. Surface Tile Intakes / Rock Tile Inlets
                                3. Upland Erosion Control Management
                                            a. Grassed Waterway
                                            b. Diversion
                                            c. Grade Stabilization Structure
                                            d. Water and Sediment ControlBasin

                   E.        Perpetual Easement Programs / Water Retention

                   F.        Nutrient Management

                   G.        Soils
                              1. Potentially Restorable Wetlands
                              2. Soil Erosion Potential
                              3. Slope


         III.      GOALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
                   A.     Develop a Uniform Approach for Assessing County Drainage Systems

                   B.             Implementation of Best Management Strategies
                                1. Riparian Buffers
                                2. Drainage Systems
                                3. Wetland Restoration / Water Retention
                                4. Conservation Practices
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                   C.             County Drainage Committee

                   D.             Monitoring

                   E.             Education and Information
                                1. Partner with City of Easton
                                2. Faribault County 12 Year Septic Plan
                                3. Feedlots, Spreading Acres, and Nutrient Management




                                                  EXHIBITS

         Exhibit 1           Original Plat of Public Ditch 3
         Exhibit 2           Original Plat of County Ditch 20
         Exhibit 3           Original Plat of Judicial Ditch 9
         Exhibit 4           County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Public Drainage Systems
         Exhibit 5           Faribault County Septic Upgrade Plan for all Non-Shoreland Residents
         Exhibit 6           County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed 7080 Individual Sewage Treatment Systems
         Exhibit 7           County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Private Drainage Systems
         Exhibit 8           County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Public Drainage Systems
         Exhibit 9           County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Citizen Stream Monitoring Sites
         Exhibit 10          CSMP Data for Faribault County Ditch 3, Lura Section 36
         Exhibit 11          Transparency vs. Stream Depth for County Ditch 3, Lura Section 36
         Exhibit 12          CSMP Data for Faribault County Ditch 3, Lura Section 4
         Exhibit 13          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Yearly Rainfall Totals (April – October)
         Exhibit 14          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Land Use and Cover
         Exhibit 15          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Conservation Practices
         Exhibit 16          County Ditch 3 Culverts and Surface Intakes
         Exhibit 17          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Feedlot Inventory
         Exhibit 18          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Feedlot Inventory with Spreading Acres
         Exhibit 19          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Potential Restorable Wetland Areas
         Exhibit 20          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Potential Restorable Wetland Areas with Easements
         Exhibit 21          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Soil Erosion Potential
         Exhibit 22          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Slope Characteristics
         Exhibit 23          Priority Areas for Wetland Restoration Utilizing Original County Ditch 3 Layouts
         Exhibit 24          County Ditch 3 – Mud Lake, 1962 Aerial Photography
         Exhibit 25          County Ditch 3 – Mud Lake, 1979 Aerial Photography
         Exhibit 26          County Ditch 3 – Mud Lake, 1997 Aerial Photography
         Exhibit 27          County Ditch 3 – Mud Lake, 2004 Aerial Photography
         Exhibit 28          Potential Restorable Wetland Areas in Lower Portion of County Ditch 3 Watershed
         Exhibit 29          County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Public Drainage System Classification




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    I.        HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF COUNTY DITCH #3

The original County Ditch 3 was petitioned by Mathias Lutz in 1902, and was engineered in 1903. The
original construction consisted of an open main ditch with a 1 to 1 slope, and several open branches. The
benefits established for the original construction were $57,852.92. This original ditch drained nearly
25,600 acres, or approximately 40 square miles, and included 2 small lakes, Lake Kanta and Mud Lake.
This project entailed the straightening and widening of what was once a natural stream channel. This
natural stream channel contained numerous areas of riverine wetlands and sloughs, which were converted
over the years to provide for production agriculture.

As more and more landowners converted pastureland for row crop production, there was a need for
drainage beyond the original county ditch. Over time, the original County Ditch 3 system was separated
out into 10 individual ditchsheds, which consist of the following (acres determined from 13 County
ArcView GIS Public Ditchshed database, Exhibit 1):

            Ditch No.        Established                  Approx. Ditchshed Acres
         County Ditch No. 7          1909                       4,780.76 acres
         County Ditch No. 10         1912                       1,308.02 acres
         County Ditch No. 11         1912                         974.81 acres
         County Ditch No. 16         1913                       2,133.13 acres
         County Ditch No. 19         1913                         954.08 acres
         County Ditch No. 43         1916                       3,606.21 acres
         County Ditch No. 56         1917                         480.50 acres
         County Ditch No. 70         1968                         733.11 acres
         County Ditch No. 89         1965                         453.38 acres

The ditch was improved in the early 1980’s, with the remainder of the ditch becoming an open ditch.
This improvement was essentially a repair and cleanout of the existing open channel of the separable
portion of County Ditch 3 lying downstream from the south line of Section 36 in Lura Township to its
outlet. The design of the improvement as proposed would return the open ditch to the same condition as
recorded in the 1946 cleanout repair of County Ditch 3 with the exception that the grade of the open ditch
would be changed slightly from the 1946 repair grade. In reviewing the files of record, the original
engineering reports included the following information:

         - Original 1904 CD3 was not new construction, but consisted of channelization of a natural
         watercourse.
         - The improvement that was done in 1980 did not add any new or additional drainage to the system,
         this project only deepened and widened the ditch.
         - Engineer noted that almost all of the natural depressions had been converted to row crops by 1979.

County Ditch 20 was established in 1914, and has a watershed area of 12,846.17 acres (Exhibit 2). This
ditch system was not part of the original watershed, but has a direct impact, as its entire watershed is a large
contributor to the County Ditch 3 System.

Judicial Ditch 9, was established in 1915, and has a watershed area of 6,639.33 acres (Exhibit 3). This
ditch system shares a joint outlet with County Ditch 3. The monitoring and testing for the Greater County

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Ditch 3 Sub Watershed (LT4) that was completed for the 1996 Le Sueur River Watershed Phase I
Diagnostic Study, included the Judicial Ditch 9 Ditchshed.

Together, these 12 ditchsheds make up the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed, also known as LT4.

All of the ditchsheds listed in the table above, with the exception of CD 89, have had the legal public
drainage watershed boundaries digitized utilizing the original Engineer layouts. These boundaries differ
slightly from the MSU digitized ditchsheds, however for the purposes of this document, were utilized as
disparities do exist when overlaying the original boundaries of the 12 individual watersheds.

    A. Repairs and Improvements

    As part of the planning process for the County Ditch 3 Drainage Management Plan, repairs and
    improvements were researched. An overview of these findings is included in the following activity
    report:
                     COUNTY DITCH #3 ACTIVITY REPORT
                        Date               Amount Twp Sec              Activity
                         12/30/1999         742.50 Barber   1    Ditch Bank Repair
                         11/22/2000         437.50 Barber   12   Tile Repair
                          5/19/2000 1,317.50 Barber         13   Ditch Bank Repair
                         12/20/2002 3,568.30 Barber         13   Ditch Bank Repair
                         12/20/2002 1,302.10 Barber         14   Ditch Bank Repair
                         12/20/2002 2,704.80 Barber         14   Ditch Bank Repair
                         12/30/1999         723.00 Lura     15   Ditch Bank Repair
                          1/12/2000 3,330.00 Barber         15   Repair Washout
                          4/21/2000 1,141.00 Lura           15   Ditch Bank Repair
                         12/22/2000 10,335.00 Lura 15/16 Ditch Bank Repair
                          5/24/2002 1,765.00 Lura           15   Ditch Bank Repair
                         12/20/2002         340.00 Lura     15   Ditch Work
                         12/20/2002 3,470.00 Lura           15   Ditch Bank Repair
                         12/23/2004 1,459.60 Lura           15   Repair Washout
                         11/22/2000         230.73 Lura     16   Repair Washout
                         11/22/2000         301.24 Lura     16   Ditch Bank Repair
                         12/20/2002 1,704.60 Lura           16   Ditch Bank Repair
                         12/28/2001 2,443.75 Barber         24   Tree Removal
                           2/8/2002 4,583.72 Barber         24   Cleaning/Bank Repair
                           9/5/1997         469.89 Lura     36   Repair Washout
                          1/21/2005 1,026.25 Lura           36   Fix Washouts
                         12/12/1997         226.00               Brush/Tree Removal
                         12/12/1997         622.00               Brush/Tree Removal
                          4/21/2000          20.45               Ditch Bank Repair
                          4/21/2000         175.00 Lura          Labor & Loader Rental
                           6/9/2000         500.00 Barber        Ditch Bank Repair
                         11/21/2001         350.00               Crop Damages


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               TOTAL                       45,289.93




The County Ditch 3 Activity Report was obtained from the Faribault County Auditor’s County Ditch 3
files. The files are limited and incomplete, as earlier repairs were not properly documented. However, this
is the best information Faribault County possesses that describes the work that has been done over time.
From the information collected, it appears that since 1997, the most extensive work has been done on the
sections of County Ditch 3 located in Section 15 of Lura Township. Reports of repairs have historically
been submitted by the Drainage Authority (County Commissioners), and are unclear as to what type of
repair was actually done, and if the cost reflects the completion of a project, or parts of a project that was
completed in phases.

    II.        CURRENT ASSESSMENTS

The Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed is located within the Le Sueur River Watershed, which
encompasses the upper portions of Faribault County. This watershed is approximately 43,000 acres,
includes 128 miles of public ditch systems, and numerous miles of private drainage systems (Exhibit 4).
Agricultural cropland with an alternating corn and soybean rotation is the primary land use within this
watershed. Wetlands have been drained to provide additional acres for the purpose of agricultural
production.

The 1996 Le Sueur River Watershed Phase I Diagnostic Study was an intensive collection of chemical and
physical data to better understand the Le Sueur River system and the watersheds that contribute to it. This
study and subsequent Diagnostic Report identified the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed (LT4) as the
5th largest contributor of TSS within the entire Le Sueur River Watershed. It is known that TSS can carry
phosphorous, pesticides, and other toxic substances through public drainage systems. The Diagnostic
Report was also developed to assist counties in the watershed with comprehensive, long-term watershed
management strategies. Given that it has been nearly a decade since the study was completed and activities
throughout the watershed may have changed, we have focused on doing a more current and accurate
watershed assessment.

          A. Wastewater/Stormwater

          1.       Urban - The County Ditch 3 System includes the incorporated community of
                   Easton, with a total population of 230 residents. Regarding point sources, Easton is
                   part of the Tri-City Wastewater Treatment Facility. The city’s wastewater is piped
                   to treatment ponds in the nearby community of Wells. Easton however utilizes
                   County Ditch 3 for the removal of their storm water, and is forced to deal with
                   system issues as the open ditch travels north through town.

          2.       Non-Urban / ISTS (Individual Sewage Treatment Systems)
                   Individual sewage treatment systems (ISTS) are more commonly known as septic
                   systems. The purpose of a septic system is to treat sewage from your household.
                   Proper treatment of wastewater reduces health risks to humans and animals and
                   prevents surface and groundwater contamination.

                   Given that Faribault County currently does not enforce ISTS upgrade at time of
                   property sale, the county developed a plan for the upgrade of all non-compliant
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                   systems in non-shoreland areas (Exhibit 5). The plan consisted of dividing up the
                   county uniformly by section. Using this strategy, contractors would be distributed
                   evenly throughout the county each year. In doing this it was determined that the
                   county could install the number of systems necessary over a 12 year period, with all
                   systems up to code by 2012.

                   Within the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed, 56 septic systems have been
                   upgraded to 7080 code. A total of 206 dwellings are located in the watershed,
                   leaving the percentage upgraded at 27 percent (Exhibit 6). This percentage is greatly
                   lower than the county average at 40 percent. The watershed, however has no
                   Shoreland Zoning Districts, which required the upgrade of septic systems as of 1998.

         B. Drainage

         1.        Private Tile Systems - Farmland drainage throughout the watershed is critical for crop
                   production, and is utilized to improve farm profits, aid local economies and increase
                   property taxes. Fortunately, well-coordinated climatic conditions, drained land and tiling,
                   make this possible and help to justify the characterization of the Le Sueur watershed as one
                   of the most fortuitously endowed agricultural regions of the world. Currently there is an
                   unknown amount of private tile that has been installed in the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub
                   Watershed and Faribault County does not have a complete map of this private tile. Faribault
                   County does however possess private tile data submitted by landowners/operators through
                   one on one land-use interviews, or what has been identified through the process of scanning
                   and rectifying historical aerial photography. Together, these resources have identified over
                   360 miles of private tile throughout the watershed (Exhibit 7).

         2.        Public Drainage Systems –The Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed includes 128 miles
                   of public ditch systems (Exhibit 8). Of these nearly 41 miles are open ditches and 87 miles
                   are tiled. Faribault County is currently in the process of organizing and prioritizing county
                   drainage systems to implement a schedule for re-determinations. These re-determinations
                   will be done based on a number of conditions. The information and recommendations
                   produced through this County Ditch 3 plan will serve as a model for factors to consider
                   when looking at each drainage watershed.

         C. Monitoring

         1.        Citizen Stream Monitoring Program (CSMP) - Faribault County established a citizen
                   monitoring network throughout this ditch system, and are currently gathering data from 2
                   sites. The citizen monitoring network works to increase understanding of how human
                   activities, such as land use, affect water quality. The goal of the CSMP is to help determine
                   the condition of waterways, provide an opportunity for anyone interested to participate,
                   facilitate awareness and understanding of water quality issues, and promote shared
                   responsibility for protection of our water resources. During rainfall events, stream
                   transparency can decrease as sediments are delivered to streams in runoff. In addition,
                   sediments may carry other pollutants to streams. Records of rainfall amounts, stream stage
                   estimates, and transparency readings can tell us where runoff may be contributing sediment
                   and other pollutants to streams. Changes over time can also help to measure improvements
                   or declines in water quality.


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                   Currently sites are located in Lura Township, Section 36 on State Highway 109 near Easton,
                   and Lura Township, Section 4 on the Faribault/Blue Earth County line (Exhibit 9). Data
                   gathered near Easton in 2004 indicated that the transparency was relatively good. The mean
                   transparency tube reading was 42 cm, very good water quality in regard to sediment. 57
                   samples were taken at this site, 21 of which were 60 cm or greater. Readings ranged from 7
                   cm to 60+ cm (Exhibit 10, 11). In 2003, data was gathered at the Faribault/Blue Earth
                   County line. This site had 11 readings with a mean reading of 17 cm. The minimum
                   reading recorded was 10 cm and the maximum was 30 cm (Exhibit 12).

         2.        Rain Gauge Network - Faribault County utilizes its rain gauge network to monitor
                   precipitation across the county. The amount, duration, and intensity of rainfall can greatly
                   influence flow conditions of County Ditch 3. These readings can be helpful in assessing
                   drainage conditions. Within the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed there are 3
                   volunteer monitors (Exhibit 13). Mean precipitations of 32.16” for 2002, 17.71” for 2003,
                   and 33.67” for 2004 were recorded, compared to the Faribault County normal of 23.66”. In
                   2002, rainfall was 136 percent above normal, similar to 142 percent in 2004. In 2003,
                   precipitation volume was only 75% of normal. This data will also help to look into climate
                   variability and change throughout time.

         3.        Water Quality Monitoring – Since the 1996 Le Sueur River Watershed Phase I Diagnostic
                   Study, there has been no further testing done on the LT4 monitoring site, with the exception
                   of volunteer citizen monitoring. The executive summary from this study can be found at
                   http://mrbdc.mnsu.edu/reports/lesueur/cwp32/cwp32.html

         D.        Land Use

         Agricultural cropland with an alternating corn and soybean rotation is the primary land use
         throughout the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed (Exhibit 14). The watershed contains no
         named lakes, but has multiple areas where wetlands have been drained to provide additional acres
         for agricultural production. Conservation practices are applied to the land for the purpose of
         controlling or preventing soil erosion, sedimentation, nutrient runoff, or other water pollution to
         maintain the sustainable use of soil, water, and other resources. Many of the practices that have
         been installed were in conjunction with various cost-share programs, which help to defray the costs
         to the private landowner. The following is a list of conservation practices that have been
         implemented (Exhibit 15):

         1.        Buffers:
                   Buffer Strips are strips of grass, trees and/or shrubs that slow the water flow and cause
                   contaminants like sediment, chemicals and nutrients to collect in the vegetation. Collected
                   nutrients and chemicals are used by the vegetation, rather than entering the water. Filtered
                   water then enters the ditch. There are many other advantages to establishing buffers which
                   include, but are not limited to: moving row crop operations farther from the ditch, providing
                   cover which reduces soil erosion, preventing contaminants from entering the water, and
                   protecting water quality. Currently there are 279.57 acres enrolled into the CRP buffer strip
                   program. The Engineering Plan for the 1980 improvement project noted that both side
                   slopes and an additional 16.5feet (one rod) will be seeded following construction, however,
                   many of these areas are currently lacking this cover and need to be restored.

         2.        Surface Tile Intakes / Rock Tile Inlets:

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                   Surface tile intakes contribute sediment and phosphorus directly to ditches and streams.
                   Currently there are 41 intakes within the County Ditch 3 system (Exhibit 16). As an
                   alternative to traditional intakes, 13 rock tile inlets have been installed by landowners
                   throughout the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed. These structures replace open tile
                   intakes with a rock filled trench and offer convenience to farmers who no longer have to
                   worry about running over the open let with heavy equipment causing damage to the inlet.
                   Another advantage is that water quality monitoring has shown that rock tile inlets deliver
                   less sediment to streams and ditches during runoff events.

         3.        Upland Erosion Control Management:

                             a. Grassed Waterway:
                             A grassed waterway is a natural drainage way that is graded and shaped to form a
                             smooth, bowl-shaped, channel. This area is then seeded to sod-forming grasses.
                             Runoff water that flows down the drainage way, flows across the grass rather than
                             tearing away soil and forming a larger gully. An outlet is often installed at the base
                             to stabilize the waterway and prevent a new gully from forming. These waterways
                             may act as a filter, absorbing some of the chemicals and nutrients in runoff water.
                             Since 1998, 1,875 feet of waterways have been established in the County Ditch 3
                             system through Faribault County’s State Cost-Share Program. The amount installed
                             through EQIP is unknown at this time.

                             b. Diversion:
                             A diversion is an earthen embankment that directs runoff from ponding in a specific
                             area. It helps to reduce soil erosion on lowlands by catching runoff water and
                             preventing it from reaching farmland below. Vegetation in the diversion channel
                             filters runoff water, improving water quality, and provides cover for small birds and
                             animals.

                             c. Grade Stabilization Structure:
                             These are structures built across a drainage way to prevent gully erosion and
                             reduce water flow. The structure drops water from one stabilized grade to
                             another and are often used at the outlet of a grassed waterway to stabilize the
                             outlet. Landowners with the greatest potential for sediment reduction in the
                             priority management area will be first targeted.

                             d. Water and Sediment Control Basin:
                             A basin in an embankment built across a depressional area of concentrated
                             water runoff to act similar to a terrace. It improves water quality by trapping
                             sediment on uplands and preventing it from reaching water bodies.
                             Structures reduce gully erosion by controlling water flow. Water and
                             sediment control basins are effective in reducing suspended solids in runoff
                             by 40 to 87%.

         E.        Perpetual Easement Programs/Water Retention

         Wetland restoration and/or water retention areas are an integral component to the improvement of
         water quality, water quantity, drainage, and wildlife. These areas can retain water and reduce the
         impacts to our drainage systems by slowing and holding excess runoff during times of heavy
         rainfall. Perpetual retirement programs consist of CRP, CREP and RIM. Each of these programs
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         have their own criteria and payment methods, were established to safeguard millions of acres of
         topsoil from erosion, provide valuable wildlife habitat, and slow runoff. There are a 841.67 acres
         enrolled into these programs throughout the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed that have been,
         or are planned to be established (Exhibit 15).

                   Current Easements:
                                CREP - 506.10 acres (21Easements)
                                             Riparian = 58.10 acres (6)
                                             Wetlands= 448 acres (15)
                                CRP - 279.57 acres, with another 134.22 acres needed
                                RIM - 56 acres

         F. Nutrient Management

         Faribault County adopted a Feedlot Ordinance on September 24, 1997. The county
         currently meets the MPCA requirements of a Level 3 Countywide Feedlot Inventory. Each
         feedlot located in the watershed has been inspected and will continue to be inspected at least
         once every 4 years.

         Nutrient management involves applying the correct amount and form of plant nutrients for
         optimum yield and minimum impact on water quality. These management efforts currently
         exist throughout the watershed. Any site in the watershed with more than 300 animal units,
         will be required to have a completed Manure Management Plan by December 31, 2005.

         Currently there are 60 permitted feedlots in the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed (Exhibit
         17). Those with greater than 50 animal units in non-shoreland areas, and greater than 10 animal
         units in shoreland areas are required to be permitted. There are no animal feedlots that contain over
         1,000 animal units. In the watershed, 15,555 acres are utilized for spreading manure (Exhibit 18).
         A database of these feedlot locations and spreading acres is maintained by the county in conjunction
         with the countywide feedlot database.

         G.        Soils

         1.        Potentially Restorable Wetlands
                   Potentially restorable wetlands are defined as areas suitable for potential wetland
                   restoration. They are indicated by type IIIw and IVw soil land capability classes.
                   Land capability classes in general are the suitability of soils for most kinds of field
                   crops. These particular classes are defined as soils that have very severe limitations
                   that reduce the choice of plants or that require very careful management, or both.
                   The capability subclass of ‘w’ shows that water in or on the soil interferes with plant
                   growth or cultivation. Currently there are 4,185.69 acres listed as potentially
                   restorable (Exhibit 19). They consist of the following:

                                           Drained 3W               3,412.89 acres
                                           Drained 4W                714.58 acres
                                           Wetlands                    58.22 acres

                   Of these acres, 841.67 are currently enrolled in programs such as RIM, CREP, or
                   CRP (Exhibit 20). These and other programs encourage farmers to return wetlands,
                   currently being farmed, to their natural state. Healthy wetlands provide areas for
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                   water quality improvement by filtering out pollution and sediments, and for the
                   purposes of drainage, act as an important flood control mechanism and are vital to
                   recharging underground aquifers. Unfortunately, these programs have limits in
                   regard to maximum acres, cropping history, payments, etc. and are not always an
                   option for landowners.


         2.        Soil Erosion Potential
                   Soil erosion potential for the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed was calculated
                   using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) for sheet and rill erosion
                   predictions (Exhibit 21). A corn/soybean rotation, moderate residue cover, and no
                   special practices were assumed for all cultivated land.

                   The County Ditch 3 1980 improvement project removed in excess of 4,000 trees.
                   Notably, the engineer says that this removal activity will noticeably increase wind
                   erosion in spring and fall due to the types of soil present. Due to the removal of
                   these trees, soil conservation will need to be practiced using modern farming
                   techniques.

         3.        Slope
                   Slope is the inclination of the land surface from the horizontal. Percentage of slope
                   is the vertical distance divided by horizontal distance, then multiplied by 100. Thus,
                   a slope of 6 percent is considered gently sloping to sloping. In the Greater County
                   Ditch 3 Sub Watershed, the slope is great enough that special practices should be
                   implemented on 224.19 acres throughout the watershed to ensure satisfactory
                   performance of the soil for this area (Exhibit 22).

         III.      GOALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

Managing and coordinating water and land resources into an integrated planning and
implementation plan presents many challenges for Faribault County as County Ditch 3 encompasses
nearly 8,400 acres. With this, the county also needs to take into consideration an additional 34,900
acres from contributing watersheds. To begin implementation of this drainage plan will require a
great deal of time, resources, and cooperation among the stakeholders, as much of this drainage area
is privately owned, and a relatively new system.

Understanding that public and private drainage systems throughout the County Ditch 3 Watershed
are a vital component to the economics and livelihood of this area, the goals and recommendations
portion of this drainage management plan will address issues that are both achievable and
affordable. This management plan will also be utilized to pursue funding opportunities.

         A. Develop a uniform approach for assessing all County Drainage Systems

         1.        Complete Preliminary General Assessment
         2.        Research and map activity report to identify problem areas
         3.        Field Investigation
         4.        Land Use Assessment utilizing GIS information
         5.        Landowner Meetings
         6.        Discuss possible implementation strategies
         7.        Document changes
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         B. Implementation of Best Management Strategies

         1.        Riparian Buffers
                          a. Work with the Faribault County Drainage Authority (County Commissioners)
                             and County Auditor on the county’s commitment to establishing the 16.5 foot
                             (one rod) buffer along County Ditch 3 that was to be seeded following the 1980
                             improvement. These areas have been identified utilizing ArcView and field
                             visits.
                          b. Utilizing the Farm Bill Conservation Technician position, promote and maximize
                             existing Land Retirement Programs for riparian areas. Promote the existing CRP
                             program to establish filter strips along public open ditches. If incentives exist,
                             prioritize these for the Greater County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed.
                          c. Work in cooperation with the Maple River Clean Water Partnership.

         2.         Drainage Systems
                          a. Conduct a drainage system landowner/operator meeting to discuss the
                             implementation plan and options to further explore.
                          b. Utilize cost-share programs to encourage the replacement and installation of rock
                             tile inlets. Target those landowners who were identified by field checks as
                             having open intakes. Distribute brochures on rock tile inlets and include
                             information on the SWCD website.
                          c. Work with the Drainage Authority and County Auditor to incorporate
                             information from the County Ditch 3 Management Plan into plans for other
                             drainage systems throughout the county.
                          d. Promote and encourage the use of alternative practices and programs.
                          e. Utilize private tile records to calculate the current loading of County Ditch 3.
                             Through landowner/operator meetings, gather additional private tile maps and
                             enter this information into ArcView.
                          f. Identify drainage conditions in the 2007 Faribault County Water Plan update.

         3.        Wetland Restoration/Water Retention
                         a. Utilize GIS information to locate areas of greatest impact.
                         b. Apply historical aerial photos and public drainage maps (Exhibit 23) to
                             determine the location of historical lakes and wetland areas. Work with these
                             landowners/operators to target these areas using existing local, state, and federal
                             programs. Target the former Mud Lake in Sections 22 and 23 of Lura Township
                             (Exhibit 24, 25, 26, 27). A portion of this wetland area is enrolled in RIM but
                             could be expanded upon for water retention. This could also help with further
                             repairs consistently needed on the portion of the open ditch directly downstream
                             from this site.
                         c. Utilize the potentially restorable wetland areas along with aerial photography to
                             target areas in the lower portion of the County Ditch 3 Watershed for wetland
                             restorations (Exhibit 28). Contact these landowners with available programs.
                         d. Continue to work with local, state, and federal partners to develop and
                             investigate new and innovative water retention programs.
                         e. Maximize existing easement areas.
                         f. Explore the option of making existing restoration pool areas deeper.
                         g. Explore the option of increasing the size of easement areas.
                         h. Look into the drainage system paying for “water storage” sites.
County Ditch #3 Drainage Management Plan        - 11 -
Prepared by the Faribault County SWCD
June 2005
         4.        Conservation Practices
                         a. Utilize eLINK and ArcView for documentation of conservation practices and
                             easements
                         b. Continue to work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to
                             prioritize the County Ditch 3 Watershed for EQIP funding.

         C. County Drainage Committee

         1.        Continue to work with the County committee consisting of the Drainage Authority, County
                   Auditor, and SWCD staff. Using County Ditch 3 as a pilot project, look into producing
                   management plans for drainage systems, as they are re-determined each year.
         2.        Work with the Committee to classify all public drainage systems within the county as a
                   primary, collector, or mega-collector watershed (Exhibit 29). Utilize this information when
                   targeting drainage systems for re-determination.

         D. Monitoring

         1.        Establish 2 more Citizen Stream Monitoring sites within the Greater County Ditch 3
                   Sub Watershed. Send out letters to potential landowners near road crossings along the open
                   ditch. Compare data from the 4 sites over the years monitored.
         2.        Work through the Maple River CWP to establish a monitoring site at the outlet of County
                   Ditch 3 near the Faribault/Blue Earth County line. This site would help to determine
                   pollutant levels after leaving Faribault County and before contributing to the lower level of
                   the Maple River.
         3.        Utilize the Maple River CWP testing results to illustrate the need for change to landowners

         E. Education and Information

         1.        Partner with the City of Easton
                          a. Continue to develop county/city partnerships for drainage issues.
                          b. Educate citizens on stormwater pollution and control measures through mailings
                             and newsletters. Make citizens aware of the new “Phosphorus Free” laws.
                          c. Work with the city and a local landscaper to establish additional rain gardens in
                             Easton (currently one exists collecting stormwater from Main Street). Pursue cost
                             share funding to help homeowners establish rain gardens in town. Provide
                             information on how to establish your own garden on the SWCD website.
                             Utilizing rain gardens in targeted areas will help with water quantity as well as
                             quality issues.

         2.        Faribault County 12 Year Septic Plan
                         a. Continue to send out letters each year reminding residents of the 12 Year Plan
                              and when it is their year to upgrade.
                         b. Send out reminders to all residents every 3 years on the importance of pumping
                              for keeping their system in compliance.
                         c. Continue to do 10% spot checks throughout the county each year. Target this
                              drainage area for 2005 and 2006 to ensure that systems are operating properly
                              and there are no maintenance issues.
                         d. Promote Faribault County’s septic loan program to residents to upgrade non-
                              compliant ISTS.
County Ditch #3 Drainage Management Plan         - 12 -
Prepared by the Faribault County SWCD
June 2005
         3.        Feedlots, Spreading Acres & Nutrient Management
                          a. Work with producers to ensure they develop a Manure Management Plan. Those
                              feedlots with greater than 300 animal units will be targeted first as they are to
                              have a plan completed by December 31, 2005. Once these have been completed,
                              work with smaller producers to develop a manure management plan.
                          b. Continue to maintain a database of spreading acres to ensure proper setbacks and
                              that no producers are ‘doubling up’ on land.
                          c. Work with the Maple River CWP to establish 1 nutrient demonstration site
                              within the County Ditch 3 Watershed.




County Ditch #3 Drainage Management Plan       - 13 -
Prepared by the Faribault County SWCD
June 2005
Exhibit 1   Original Plat of Public Ditch 3
      ORIGINAL PLAT OF PUBLIC DITCH 3
                   1903


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Exhibit 2   Original Plat of County Ditch 20
        ORIGINAL PLAT OF COUNTY DITCH 20
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Exhibit 4   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Public Drainage Systems
           COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED - PUBLIC DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

DITCH NAME DITCH TYPE             COUNTY                     FEET       MILES
CD10       PUBLIC DITCH OPEN      FARIBAULT                 6,927.88     1.31
CD10       PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                15,498.37     2.94
CD11       PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                15,382.96     2.91
CD16       PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                34,319.53     6.50
CD19       PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                22,421.85     4.25
CD20       PUBLIC DITCH OPEN      FARIBAULT                24,159.08     4.58
CD20       PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                174,060.72    32.97
CD3        PUBLIC DITCH OPEN      FARIBAULT                80,132.98     15.18
CD43       PUBLIC DITCH OPEN      FARIBAULT                  338.59      0.06
CD43       PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                58,949.66     11.16
CD56       PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                 8,060.99     1.53
CD7        PUBLIC DITCH OPEN      FARIBAULT                38,867.34     7.36
CD7        PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                14,667.77     2.78
CD70       PUBLIC DITCH OPEN      FARIBAULT                 1,297.50     0.25
CD70       PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                14,450.21     2.74
CD89       PUBLIC DITCH TILE      FARIBAULT                12,684.78     2.40
JD9        PUBLIC DITCH OPEN      BLUE EARTH-FARIBAULT     64,488.30     12.22
JD9        PUBLIC DITCH TILE      BLUE EARTH-FARIBAULT     87,140.64     16.51

TOTAL                                                      673,849.15   127.65




        COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED - PUBLIC DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

DITCH NAME COUNTY                        ACRES           SQUARE MILES
JD9        BLUE EARTH-FARIBAULT         6,639.33             10.37
CD3        FARIBAULT                    8,382.11             13.10
CD43       FARIBAULT                    3,606.21             5.63
CD89       FARIBAULT                      453.38             0.71
CD7        FARIBAULT                    4,780.76             7.47
CD20       FARIBAULT                    12,846.17            20.07
CD16       FARIBAULT                    2,133.13             3.33
CD56       FARIBAULT                      480.50             0.75
CD11       FARIBAULT                      974.81             1.52
CD19       FARIBAULT                      954.08             1.49
CD10       FARIBAULT                    1,308.02             2.04
CD70       FARIBAULT                      733.11             1.15

TOTAL AREA DRAINED                      43,291.61            67.63
Exhibit 5   Faribault County Septic Upgrade Plan for all Non-Shoreland Residents
                           FARIBAULT COUNTY
                      SEPTIC UPGRADE PLAN FOR ALL
                       NON-SHORELAND RESIDENTS
                             YEARS 2001-2012

                                          Sec. 6     Sec. 5     Sec. 4         Sec. 3         Sec. 2            Sec. 1


                                     Yr. 2002      Yr. 2002   Yr. 2002      Yr. 2001        Yr. 2001       Yr. 2001


                                          Sec. 7     Sec. 8     Sec. 9        Sec. 10        Sec. 11           Sec. 12


                                     Yr. 2003      Yr. 2003   Yr. 2004      Yr. 2004       Yr. 2004       Yr. 2005
   FARIBAULT COUNTY
                                      Sec. 18       Sec. 17    Sec. 16        Sec. 15        Sec. 14           Sec. 13


                                     Yr. 2007      Yr. 2006   Yr. 2006      Yr. 2006       Yr. 2005       Yr. 2005


                                      Sec. 19       Sec. 20    Sec. 21        Sec. 22        Sec. 23           Sec. 24


                                    Yr. 2007       Yr. 2007   Yr. 2008      Yr. 2008       Yr. 2008       Yr. 2009


Septic Upgrades for Rural             Sec. 30       Sec. 29    Sec. 28        Sec. 27        Sec. 26           Sec. 25
      Communities:
 2001 Bass Lake*                    Yr. 2010       Yr. 2010   Yr. 2010      Yr. 2009       Yr. 2009       Yr. 2009
 2003 Riverside Heights*
 2004 Brush Creek
 2004 Huntley**
 2004 Guckeen**                       Sec. 31       Sec. 32    Sec. 33       Sec. 34         Sec. 35           Sec. 36
 2005 Pilot Grove
                                    Yr. 2011       Yr. 2011   Yr. 2011      Yr. 2011       Yr. 2012       Yr. 2012
* Community is complete
** Community is in process

                                                                A non-conforming system COULD be:
                                                               * Discharging sewage on the ground.
All non-conforming septic systems throughout
Faribault County will be requested to upgrade                  * Discharging sewage to draintile or surface water.

their systems by the end of the year 2012. Each                * Sewage backed up into dwelling.
township is divided up uniformly and will be                   * The potential to immediately and adversely
requested to upgrade according to the above map.
                                                                 impact or threaten public health or safety.

                                                               * Less than 2 feet of vertical separation between
Example: All residents in Sections 4-6
throughout the county will be requested                          system bottom and saturated soil or bedrock.

to upgrade by the end of the year 2002.                        * A seepage pit, cesspool, drywell, or leaching pit.
Exhibit 6   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed 7080 Individual Sewage Treatment Systems
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            INDEX MAP                                                                         (Faribault SWCD), public ditch systems and ditchsheds (13 County ArcView GIS),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS                                                                streams and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).
Exhibit 7   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Private Drainage Systems
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Exhibit 8   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Public Drainage Systems
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Exhibit 9   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Citizen Stream Monitoring Sites
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                                                                       "
                                                                       19
                                                                                                             "
                                                                                                             !
                                                                                                             21
                                                   CD10




                                               1           0
                                                                   8    1
                                                                                   CD70
                                                                                      2 Miles



                                        Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                        November, 2004
                                        ArcView 3.3

            INDEX MAP                   Data sources include public ditch systems and ditchsheds (13 County ArcView GIS),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS          National Wetland Inventory (USFW, MDNR), streams and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).
Exhibit 10   CSMP Data for Faribault County Ditch 3, Lura Section 36
                                                                Transparency (cm)
                   0
                       10
                                                           20
                                                                        30
                                                                                    40
                                                                                         50
                                                                                              60




       3/30/2004
        4/6/2004
       4/13/2004
       4/20/2004
       4/27/2004
        5/4/2004
       5/11/2004
       5/18/2004
       5/25/2004
        6/1/2004
        6/8/2004
       6/15/2004
       6/22/2004
       6/29/2004




Date
        7/6/2004
                                                                                                                    Bernie Stevermer




       7/13/2004
       7/20/2004
       7/27/2004
        8/3/2004
       8/10/2004
                                                                                                   CSMP Data - Faribault County Ditch 3, Lura Section 36




       8/17/2004
       8/24/2004
       8/31/2004
        9/7/2004
       9/14/2004
       9/20/2004




                                           Rainfall (in)
       9/27/2004




                       Transparency (cm)




                   6
                                       5
                                                           4
                                                                        3
                                                                                    2
                                                                                         1
                                                                                              0
                                                                   Rainfall (in)
Exhibit 11   Transparency vs. Stream Depth for County Ditch 3, Lura Section 36
                               Transparency vs. Stream Depth- County Ditch 3, Lura Section 36
                                                   Bernie Stevermer - 2004
                    60
                                                                                                      Transparency (cm)




                    50



                    40



                    30




Transparency (cm)
                    20



                    10



                     0
                         125    150              175               200              225         250
                                                Tape Down Distance (in)
Exhibit 12   CSMP Data for Faribault County Ditch 3, Lura Section 4
                                                                      Transparency (cm)
                                                 0
                                                        10
                                                               20
                                                                              30
                                                                                          40
                                                                                                 50
                                                                                                        60




                                      6/1/2003
                                      6/8/2003
                                     6/15/2003
                                     6/22/2003
                                     6/29/2003
                                      7/6/2003
                                     7/13/2003
                                     7/20/2003
                                     7/27/2003




                    Date
                                      8/3/2003
                                                                                                                                  David Ward




                                     8/10/2003
                                     8/17/2003
                                     8/24/2003
                                                                                                               CSMP Data - Faribault County Ditch 3, Lura Section 4




                                     8/31/2003
                                      9/7/2003
                                     9/14/2003
                                     9/21/2003
                                     9/28/2003




                     Rainfall (in)
Transparency (cm)
                                                 6.00
                                                        5.00
                                                               4.00
                                                                              3.00
                                                                                          2.00
                                                                                                 1.00
                                                                                                        0.00
                                                                         Rainfall (in)
Exhibit 13   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Yearly Rainfall Totals (April – October)
                   COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
                           YEARLY RAINFALL TOTALS
              34.10" - 2004
                              (APRIL - OCTOBER)
          9
          !   18.61" - 2003
              28.84" - 2002                                                                     MAP KEY
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  !        Rain Gauge Cooperator
                                                                                                           County Ditch 3

     !
     "
     13   JD9                                 Normal - 23.66"
                                      (A historic 1971 - 2000 average)
                                                                                                           Unnamed Stream
                                                                                                           Public Ditch Subwatershed

                                                                                                           Greater CD3 Watershed


                               CD89                                                              ROADS
                                                                                                        County Highway
                                                                                                        State Highway

                               !
                               "
                               17                          !
                                                           "
                                                           19                                           Other Road
                        CD43
                                                                    CD3


                                       g
                                       %10 9
                                                                     EASTON
                                    CD7

                                                                          34.08" - 2004
                                                                9
                                                                !         15.94" - 2003
                                               CD16                       34.20" - 2002
                 CD56
                                              "
                                              !
                                              17

                               CD11                                                            CD20
                      CD19

                                                                      "
                                                                      !
                                                                      19
                                                                                                           !
                                                                                                           "
                                                                                                           21
                                               CD10


                                                                                 CD70


                                          1            0
                                                                8     1          2 Miles
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    !           32.84" - 2004
                                                                                                                18.61" - 2003
                                                                                                                33.45" - 2002
                                           Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                           May, 2005
                                           ArcView 3.3
            INDEX MAP
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS             Data sources include yearly rainfall (Faribault SWCD), streams and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).
Exhibit 14   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Land Use and Cover
              COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
                  LAND USE AND COVER

                                                                                     MAP KEY
                                                                                           County Ditch 3
      "
      !13                                                                                  Unnamed Stream
                                                                                           County Highway
                                                                                           State Highway
                                                                                           Other Road

                                                                                    LAND USE LAND COVER
                                                                                              Cultivation
                                                                                              Exposed Soil

                          "
                          !
                          17                       !
                                                   "
                                                   19                                         Forested
                                                                                              Grassland
                                                                                              Open Water
                                                        EASTON                                Urban/Rural Residence
                                                                                              Wetlands
                                 g
                                 %
                                 10 9




                                        !
                                        "
                                        17




                                                               "
                                                               !
                                                               19
                                                                                                     "
                                                                                                     !
                                                                                                     21




                                          1            0
                                                               8    1            2 Miles




                                        Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                        November, 2004
                                        ArcView 3.3

                                        Data sources include the 1990 Minnesota land use land cover
            INDEX MAP                   updated with the 1996 CRP (MDA), NWI (MDNR),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS          roads (MNDOT), road easements and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).
Exhibit 15   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Conservation Practices
                 COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
                   CONSERVATION PRACTICES

                                dd dd
                                                                     ROADS                            MAP KEY
                                   d                                       County Highway                        County Ditch 3
                                                                                                                 Unnamed Stream
                                                                           State Highway
     "
     !13   JD9                                                             Other Road
                                                                                                                 Public Open Ditch
                                                                                                                 Public Tile Ditch
                                                                                                                 Public Ditch Subwatershed

                           d                                                                                     Greater CD3 Watershed

                               CD89
                                                                                     EXISTING CONSERVATION PRACTICES
                                                                                                         d       Rock Tile Inlets
                                                                                                         d       Grass Waterway

                                "                              !
                                                               "19

                               d!
                                                                                                                 Conservation Reserve Enhancement
                                17                                                                               Program (CREP)
                        CD43
                                                                                                                 Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM)
                                                                      CD3                                        Conservation Reserve Program
                                                                                                                 (CRP)

                                                                         EASTON
                                         g
                                         %  10 9


                                        CD7
                                        d

                                             dd        CD16
                 CD56
                                                   !
                                                   "
                                                   17

                               CD11
                    CD19                               d                                              CD20
                                              d
                                                                           "
                                                                           !
                                                                           19
                                                                                                                 "
                                                                                                                 !
                                                                                                                 21
                                              d        CD10

                                                                                                                                       dd
                                                                     8
                                                                                        CD70
                                                                                                     d
                                                   1           0            1              2 Miles



                                                   Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                                   May, 2005
                                                   ArcView 3.3

            INDEX MAP                              Data sources include public ditch systems and ditchsheds (13 County ArcView GIS),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS                     Conservation Practices (Faribault SWCD), streams and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).
Exhibit 16   County Ditch 3 Culverts and Surface Intakes
                         COUNTY DITCH 3
                    CULVERTS & SURFACE INTAKES


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                      #
                                                               ROADS                                 MAP KEY
                                                                        County Highway                       County Ditch 3
                     #                                                                                       Unnamed Stream
       "
       !                      #                                         State Highway
        13   JD9
                    ê êêêê
                         ê
                          #
                              #
                                                                        Other Road
                                                                                                             Public Open Ditch
                                                                                                             Public Tile Ditch
                                         # #                       #    Surface Intakes
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                              ê           #
                                                               ê        Culverts
                                                                                                             Public Ditch Subwatershed

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                           #                                                                                 Greater CD3 Watershed
                                  CD89                    ê
                                                          ê
                                                          ê
                                                          # #
                                                          ê                                 NWI (National Wetlands Inventory)
                                                          ê
                                                          ê #
                                                          #
                                                          ê #                                                  Emergent

                                                          !
                                                          "
                                                           #

                                  "
                                  !
                                                          19
                                  17                      ê
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                          CD43                            ê# ê
                                                          ê
                                                          #                                                    Open Water
                                                     #   #ê
                                                          #      êê
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                                         %
                                         10 9
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                                                                         EASTON
                                       CD7
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                                                           #

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                                                           #      #
                                                            #
                                                CD16
                   CD56
                                                            #
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                                             "
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                      CD19
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                                                                            #
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                                                                          19
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                                                                        8
                                                                           #
                                                                                          CD70
                                                1              0                1          2 Miles



                                         Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                         June 2005
                                         ArcView 3.3

            INDEX MAP                    Data sources include public ditch systems and ditchsheds (13 County ArcView GIS),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS           National Wetland Inventory (USFW, MDNR), streams and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).
Exhibit 17   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Feedlot Inventory
                     COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
                         FEEDLOT INVENTORY
                              #
                              S       #
                                      S


               #
               S                                                                  ROADS                                 MAP KEY
                                  #
                                  S
                                  #
                                  S                                                                                             County Ditch 3
                                                                                           County Highway
                                                                                                                                Unnamed Stream
                                                                                           State Highway
     !
     "
     #
     S
      13   JD9
                                  #
                                  S
                                                                                           Other Road
                                                                                                                                Public Open Ditch
                                                                                                                                Public Tile Ditch
                 #
                 S
                                                                                                                                Public Ditch Subwatershed
                                                              #
                                                              S
                                           #
                                           S
      #
      S                                                                                                                         Greater CD3 Watershed
                          #
                          S           #
                                      S
                                          CD89        #
                                                      S
           #
           S
                      #
                                                                                                                        FEEDLOT INVENTORY
                      S                                   #
                                                          S

                                                                          !
                                                                          "
                                                                                                                        #
                                                                                                                        S       10 - 49 A.U.
                                                                          19
                              CD43        "
                                          !
                                          17                                                                            #
                                                                                                                        S       50 - 99 A.U.

                                           #                                  #
                                                                              S                                         #
                                                                                                                        S       100 - 299 A.U.
                                  #        S
                                  S                   #
                                                      S                            CD3                                  #
                                                                                                                        S       300 - 999 A.U.
                                           #
                                           S                          #               #
                                                                                      S
                                                      #
                                                      S               S                                                 #
                                                                                                                        S       1000 + A.U.


                                          #
                                                   g
                                                   %
                                                   10 9
                                                              #
                                                              S                #
                                                                               S
                                                                                       EASTON
                                                                                          #
                                                                                          S
                                          S
                                                     #
                                                  CD7S
                                              #                       #
                                                                      S
                                              S                                                                         #
                                                                                                                        S
                                                                                           #
                                                                                           S                    #
                                                                                                                S

                                           #
                                           S                  CD16                 #
                                                                                   S
                     CD56                                                 #
                                                                          S                                                     #
                                                                                                                                S
                                                      !
                                                      "
                                                      17
                                                                          #
                                                                          S                #
                                                                                           S            #
                                                                                                        S   #
                                                                                                            S
                                                                                                                                #
                                                                                                                                S
                                                                                                                                             #
                                                                                                                                             S
                      #
                      S                   CD11                                                                        CD20
                               #
                          CD19 S
                                                  #                                    #
                                                                                       S
                                                  S
                                                                                                    #
                                                                                                    S
                                                          #
                                                                                           "
                                                                                           !
                                                                                           19
                                                                                                        #
                                                                                                        S                       !
                                                                                                                                "
                                                                                                                                21
                                                          S
                                                              CD10                                                  #
                                                                                                                    S                    #
                                                                                                                                         S
                                                                                                                                #
                                                                                                                                S
                                                                                       #
                                                                                       S
                                                                                           #
                                                                                           S                                #
                                                                                                                            S
                                                                                                                                     #
                                                                                                                                     S
                                                                                                        CD70                                                #
                                                                                                                                                            S



                                                                  1               0
                                                                                           8    1           2 Miles

                                                                  Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                                                  May, 2005
                                                                  ArcView 3.3

                                                                  Data sources include Faribault County Feedlot Inventory (Faribault SWCD),
            INDEX MAP                                             public ditch systems and ditchsheds (13 County ArcView GIS),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS                                    streams and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).
Exhibit 18   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Feedlot Inventory with Spreading Acres
                     COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
                         FEEDLOT INVENTORY
                              #
                              S       #
                                      S


               #
               S                                                                  ROADS                                 MAP KEY
                                  #
                                  S
                                  #
                                  S                                                                                             County Ditch 3
                                                                                           County Highway
                                                                                                                                Unnamed Stream
                                                                                           State Highway
     !
     "
     #
     S
      13   JD9
                                  #
                                  S
                                                                                           Other Road
                                                                                                                                Public Open Ditch
                                                                                                                                Public Tile Ditch
                 #
                 S
                                                                                                                                Public Ditch Subwatershed
                                                              #
                                                              S
                                           #
                                           S
      #
      S                                                                                                                         Greater CD3 Watershed
                          #
                          S           #
                                      S
                                          CD89        #
                                                      S                                                                          Spreading Acres
           #
           S
                      #
                                                                                                                        FEEDLOT INVENTORY
                      S                                   #
                                                          S

                                                                          !
                                                                          "
                                                                                                                        #
                                                                                                                        S       10 - 49 A.U.
                                                                          19
                              CD43        "
                                          !
                                          17                                                                            #
                                                                                                                        S       50 - 99 A.U.

                                           #                                  #
                                                                              S                                         #
                                                                                                                        S       100 - 299 A.U.
                                  #        S
                                  S                   #
                                                      S                            CD3                                  #
                                                                                                                        S       300 - 999 A.U.
                                           #
                                           S                          #               #
                                                                                      S
                                                      #
                                                      S               S                                                 #
                                                                                                                        S       1000 + A.U.


                                          #
                                                   g
                                                   %
                                                   10 9
                                                              #
                                                              S                #
                                                                               S
                                                                                       EASTON
                                                                                          #
                                                                                          S
                                          S
                                                     #
                                                  CD7S
                                              #                       #
                                                                      S
                                              S                                                                         #
                                                                                                                        S
                                                                                           #
                                                                                           S                    #
                                                                                                                S

                                           #
                                           S                  CD16                 #
                                                                                   S
                     CD56                                                 #
                                                                          S                                                     #
                                                                                                                                S
                                                      !
                                                      "
                                                      17
                                                                          #
                                                                          S                #
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                                                                                                            S
                                                                                                                                #
                                                                                                                                S
                                                                                                                                             #
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                      #
                      S                   CD11                                                                        CD20
                               #
                          CD19 S
                                                  #                                    #
                                                                                       S
                                                  S
                                                                                                    #
                                                                                                    S
                                                          #
                                                                                           "
                                                                                           !
                                                                                           19
                                                                                                        #
                                                                                                        S                       !
                                                                                                                                "
                                                                                                                                21
                                                          S
                                                              CD10                                                  #
                                                                                                                    S                    #
                                                                                                                                         S
                                                                                                                                #
                                                                                                                                S
                                                                                       #
                                                                                       S
                                                                                           #
                                                                                           S                                #
                                                                                                                            S
                                                                                                                                     #
                                                                                                                                     S
                                                                                                        CD70                                                #
                                                                                                                                                            S



                                                                  1               0
                                                                                           8    1           2 Miles

                                                                  Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                                                  May, 2005
                                                                  ArcView 3.3

                                                                  Data sources include Faribault County Feedlot Inventory (Faribault SWCD),
            INDEX MAP                                             public ditch systems and ditchsheds (13 County ArcView GIS),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS                                    streams and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).
Exhibit 19   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Potential Restorable Wetland Areas
               COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
            POTENTIAL RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS
            AREAS SUITABLE FOR POTENTIAL WETLAND RESTORATION
                      DERIVED FROM LAND CAPABILITY
                      CLASSIFICATION IIIw AND IVw SOILS



                                                                                                       MAP KEY
       !
       "
       13                                                                                                       County Ditch 3
                                                                                                                Unnamed Stream
                                                                                                                County Highway
                                                                                                                State Highway
                                                                                                                Other Road

                                                                                      RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS
                                                                                           Potential restorable wetland areas are indicated by
                                                                                           IIIw and IVw soil land capability classes. Open


                         "
                         !
                         17                          "
                                                     !
                                                     19
                                                                                           water, present wetland (NWI), rural residences,
                                                                                           urban areas and roads are also presented on the map.

                                                                                             Drained IIIw Soils                  Open Water

                                                            EASTON                           Drained IVw Soils                   Present Wetlands


                                 %
                                                                                             Other Soils
                                 g
                                                                                                                                 Urban
                                 10 9
                                                                                                                                 Rural Residence




                                    "
                                    !
                                    17




                                                                  "
                                                                  !
                                                                  19
                                                                                                           "
                                                                                                           !
                                                                                                           21




                                          1             0
                                                              8        1           2 Miles


                                        Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                        November, 2004
                                        ArcView 3.3

                                        Data sources include the 1990 Minnesota land use land cover
            INDEX MAP                   updated with the 1996 CRP (MDA), NWI (MDNR),
                                        roads (MNDOT), road easements, subwatersheds (MSUWRC),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS          and soil (BWSR, MSUWRC).
Exhibit 20   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Potential Restorable Wetland Areas with Easements
               COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
            POTENTIAL RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS
            AREAS SUITABLE FOR POTENTIAL WETLAND RESTORATION
                      DERIVED FROM LAND CAPABILITY
                      CLASSIFICATION IIIw AND IVw SOILS



                                                               EASEMENTS                               MAP KEY
       "
       !
       13                                                              CREP Easements                           County Ditch 3
                                                                                                                Unnamed Stream
                                                                       RIM Easements
                                                                                                                County Highway
                                                                                                                State Highway
                                                                                                                Other Road

                                                                                      RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS
                                                                                           Potential restorable wetland areas are indicated by
                                                                                           IIIw and IVw soil land capability classes. Open


                         "
                         !
                         17                          "
                                                     !
                                                     19
                                                                                           water, present wetland (NWI), rural residences,
                                                                                           urban areas and roads are also presented on the map.

                                                                                             Drained IIIw Soils                  Open Water

                                                            EASTON                           Drained IVw Soils                   Present Wetlands


                                 %
                                                                                             Other Soils
                                 g
                                                                                                                                 Urban
                                 10 9
                                                                                                                                 Rural Residence




                                    "
                                    !
                                    17




                                                                  "
                                                                  !
                                                                  19
                                                                                                           "
                                                                                                           !
                                                                                                           21




                                          1             0
                                                              8        1           2 Miles


                                        Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                        November, 2004
                                        ArcView 3.3

                                        Data sources include the 1990 Minnesota land use land cover
            INDEX MAP                   updated with the 1996 CRP (MDA), NWI (MDNR),
                                        roads (MNDOT), road easements, perpetual easements (SWCD),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS          subwatersheds (MSUWRC), and soil (BWSR, MSUWRC).
Exhibit 21   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Soil Erosion Potential
                  COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
                     SOIL EROSION POTENTIAL
               SHEET AND RILL EROSION PREDICTIONS IN TONS/ACRE
               DERIVED FROM SOIL MAP UNITS AND LAND USE TYPES
                                                              SOIL EROSION POTENTIAL
                                                    Calculated using the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation for sheet and rill
                                                    erosion predications. Corn/soybean rotation and moderate residue cover
                                                    assumed for all cultivated land. No special practices assumed on any
                                                    cultivated land. Soil loss is in tons per acres per year.

                                                                   0 tons/acres                        >5 <=10 tons/acre
                                                                   >0 <=1 tons/acre                    >10 <=50 tons/acre
         "
         !
         13
                                                                   >1 <=2 tons/acre                    >50 tons/acre
                                                                   >2 <=3 tons/acre                    Bogs

                                                                   >3 <=5 tons/acre                    Undefined


                                                                                                          MAP KEY
                                                                                                                        County Ditch 3
                                                                                                                        Unnamed Stream

                           "
                           !
                           17                      "
                                                   !
                                                   19
                                                                                                                        Public Ditch Subwatershed

                                                                                                                        Greater CD3 Watershed

                                                                                                           ROADS
                                 g
                                 %
                                 10 9
                                                         EASTON                                                    County Highway
                                                                                                                   State Highway
                                                                                                                   Other Road




                                        "
                                        !
                                        17




                                                               "
                                                               !
                                                               19
                                                                                                          "
                                                                                                          !
                                                                                                          21




                                 1             0
                                                        8      1              2 Miles

                                 Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                 April, 2005
                                 ArcView 3.3

                                 Data sources include the 1990 Minnesota land use land cover
                                 updated with the 1996 CRP (MDA), NWI (MDNR),
            INDEX MAP            roads (MNDOT), road easements, subwatersheds (MSUWRC),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS   and soil (BWSR, MSUWRC).
Exhibit 22   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Slope Characteristics
              COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
                 SLOPE CHARACTERISTICS
                                          PERCENT SLOPE

                                                     ROADS                               MAP KEY
                                                            County Highway                            County Ditch 3
                                                            State Highway                             Unnamed Stream

     !
     "
                                                            Other Road                                Public Ditch Subwatershed
     13
                                                                                                      Greater CD3 Watershed




                                                                                                 SLOPE CLASS
                                                                               Slope classes are based upon percent slope value calculated
                                                                               from USGS Digital Elevation Model (DEM). DEM elevation
                                                                               data are based upon USGS 24,000 scale topographic maps.
                                                                               Elevation data are collected at 30 meter (98.4 foot) intervals.


                        !
                        "
                        17                  "
                                            !
                                            19
                                                                                      0% slope

                                                                                      Greater than 0% and less than or equal to 3% slope

                                                                                      Greater than 3% and less than or equal to 6% slope

                                                                                      Greater than 6% slope

                             g
                             %
                             10 9
                                                     EASTON




                                 "
                                 !
                                 17




                                                        "
                                                        !
                                                        19
                                                                                                 !
                                                                                                 "
                                                                                                 21




                                      1          0
                                                        8    1              2 Miles



                                    Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                    May, 2005
                                    ArcView 3.3

            INDEX MAP               Data sources include the USGS Digital Elevation Model - DEM in grid
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS      format (MDNR), roads (MNDOT), streams and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).
Exhibit 23   Priority Areas for Wetland Restoration Utilizing Original County Ditch 3 Layouts
    PRIORITY AREAS FOR WETLAND RESTORATION
                                  Utilizing Original County Ditch 3 Layouts




     N
                                                                                         EASEMENTS
             RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS                               Drained IIIw Soils
W        E
              Potential restorable wetland areas are indicated by                          CREP Easements
              IIIw and IVw soil land capability classes.            Drained IVw Soils      RIM Easements
     S
Exhibit 24   County Ditch 3 – Mud Lake, 1962 Aerial Photography
COUNTY DITCH 3 - MUD LAKE
1962 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY



                                                                               MAP KEY
                                                                                       County Ditch 3
                                                                                       Unnamed Stream
                                                                                       County Highway
                                                                                       State Highway
                                                                                       Other Road

                                                                                EASEMENTS
                                                                                       RIM Easements

                                                                 RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS
                                                                     Potential restorable wetland areas are indicated by
                                                                     IIIw and IVw soil land capability classes. Open
                                                                     water, present wetland (NWI), rural residences,
                                                                     urban areas and roads are also presented on the map.

                                                                                             Drained IIIw Soils
                                                                                             Drained IVw Soils




   500            0
                               8
                              500           1000         1500 Feet


    Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
    June, 2005
    ArcView 3.3
Exhibit 25   County Ditch 3 – Mud Lake, 1979 Aerial Photography
COUNTY DITCH 3 - MUD LAKE
1979 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY



                                                                               MAP KEY
                                                                                       County Ditch 3
                                                                                       Unnamed Stream
                                                                                       County Highway
                                                                                       State Highway
                                                                                       Other Road

                                                                                EASEMENTS
                                                                                       RIM Easements

                                                                 RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS
                                                                     Potential restorable wetland areas are indicated by
                                                                     IIIw and IVw soil land capability classes. Open
                                                                     water, present wetland (NWI), rural residences,
                                                                     urban areas and roads are also presented on the map.

                                                                                             Drained IIIw Soils
                                                                                             Drained IVw Soils




   500            0
                               8
                              500           1000         1500 Feet


    Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
    June, 2005
    ArcView 3.3
Exhibit 26   County Ditch 3 – Mud Lake, 1997 Aerial Photography
COUNTY DITCH 3 - MUD LAKE
1997 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY



                                                                               MAP KEY
                                                                                       County Ditch 3
                                                                                       Unnamed Stream
                                                                                       County Highway
                                                                                       State Highway
                                                                                       Other Road

                                                                                EASEMENTS
                                                                                       RIM Easements

                                                                 RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS
                                                                     Potential restorable wetland areas are indicated by
                                                                     IIIw and IVw soil land capability classes. Open
                                                                     water, present wetland (NWI), rural residences,
                                                                     urban areas and roads are also presented on the map.

                                                                                             Drained IIIw Soils
                                                                                             Drained IVw Soils




   500            0
                               8
                              500           1000         1500 Feet


    Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
    June, 2005
    ArcView 3.3
Exhibit 27   County Ditch 3 – Mud Lake, 2004 Aerial Photography
COUNTY DITCH 3 - MUD LAKE
2004 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY



                                                                               MAP KEY
                                                                                       County Ditch 3
                                                                                       Unnamed Stream
                                                                                       County Highway
                                                                                       State Highway
                                                                                       Other Road

                                                                                EASEMENTS
                                                                                       RIM Easements

                                                                 RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS
                                                                     Potential restorable wetland areas are indicated by
                                                                     IIIw and IVw soil land capability classes. Open
                                                                     water, present wetland (NWI), rural residences,
                                                                     urban areas and roads are also presented on the map.

                                                                                             Drained IIIw Soils
                                                                                             Drained IVw Soils




   500            0
                               8
                              500           1000         1500 Feet


    Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
    June, 2005
    ArcView 3.3
Exhibit 28   Potential Restorable Wetland Areas in Lower Portion of County Ditch 3 Watershed
   COUNTY DITCH 3 WATERSHED
POTENTIAL RESTORABLE WETLANDS
    2004 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

                                                                                MAP KEY
                                                                                        County Ditch 3
                                                                                        Unnamed Stream
                                                                                        County Highway
                                                                                        State Highway
                                                                                        Other Road

                                                                                 EASEMENTS
                                                                                        CREP Easements

                                                                  RESTORABLE WETLAND AREAS
                                                                      Potential restorable wetland areas are indicated by
                                                                      IIIw and IVw soil land capability classes. Open
                                                                      water, present wetland (NWI), rural residences,
                                                                      urban areas and roads are also presented on the map.

                                                                                              Drained IIIw Soils
                                                                                              Drained IVw Soils




            500            0
                                8       500          1000          1500         2000          2500 Feet


     Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
     June, 2005
     ArcView 3.3
Exhibit 29   County Ditch 3 Sub Watershed Public Drainage System Classification
         COUNTY DITCH 3 SUBWATERSHED
     PUBLIC DRAINAGE SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION


                                                            ROADS                              MAP KEY
                                                                     County Highway                    County Ditch 3
                                                                                                       Unnamed Stream
                                                                     State Highway
                                                                                                       Public Open Ditch
                                                                     Other Road

         "
         !
         13   JD9                                                                                      Public Tile Ditch
                                                                                                       Public Ditch Subwatershed

                                                                                                       Greater CD3 Watershed



                                  CD89                                                         CLASSIFICATION
                                                                                                            Primary

                                                                                                            Collector

                                  "
                                  !
                                  17                        "
                                                            !
                                                            19                                              Mega-Collector
                           CD43
                                                                     CD3

                                                                        EASTON
                                         %
                                         g10 9


                                       CD7



                                                 CD16
                    CD56
                                               "
                                               !
                                               17

                                  CD11                                                           CD20
                       CD19

                                                                           "
                                                                           !
                                                                           19
                                                                                                              !
                                                                                                              "
                                                                                                              21
                                                  CD10




                                           1            0
                                                                 8     1
                                                                                      CD70
                                                                                     2 Miles


                                       Prepared by: Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District
                                       June, 2005
                                       ArcView 3.3

                                       Data sources include classification (Faribault SWCD), public ditch systems and
            INDEX MAP                  ditchsheds (13 County ArcView GIS), National Wetland Inventory (USFW, MDNR),
FARIBAULT COUNTY SUBWATERSHEDS         streams and subwatersheds (MSUWRC).

								
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