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Mullenbach Two-Stage Ditch copy

Project #: 217741  –   Updated: September 02, 2013

Project Summary

In agricultural driven landscapes, fish habitat may be comprised of straight, aggraded drainage ditches with little to no access to the floodplain. The University of Minnesota teamed up with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Nature Conservancy to design, construct and assess the Mullenbach two-stage ditch in Southeastern Minnesota.

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Location (by county):
Mower County (MN)

Watersheds:
Upper Cedar

Congressional Districts:
MN District 01

Bird Conservation Regions:
Eastern Tallgrass Prairie

USFWS Regions:
Midwest Region

Project size:
38.86 acres

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Mower County Two-Stage Ditch No

Full Project Description

In agricultural driven landscapes, fish habitat may be comprised of straight, aggraded drainage ditches with little to no access to the floodplain. The University of Minnesota teamed up with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Nature Conservancy to design, construct and assess the Mullenbach two-stage ditch in Southeastern Minnesota.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission
Public Benefit

Targeted Ecosystem Services:

  • Habitat/Biodiversity
  • Water Quality

Targeted habitats:

    • Human Habitats
      • Agriculture
        • Cultivated Crops

Targeted species were not provided for this project.

Actions

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Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

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Organization

University of Minnesota
(Educational Institution)

Primary Contact

Hagen Kaczmarek
University of Minnesota
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