Water-quality gains in Dobbins watershed focus of new federal initiative

$123,750 could support about 6 projects treating runoff from 1,300 acres

David Wick, a Conservation Corps apprentice for Cedar River Watershed District, surveys a gully last summer in Red Rock Township that is expected to be addressed with a grass waterway under a new federal initiative through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Dobbins Creek flooding in September 2016 at the East Side Lake Dam in Austin.
Another future project site in Dobbins with the federal initiative.
Cedar River-Dobbins Creek confluence in southeast Austin.
State Rep. Jeanne Poppe and State Sen. Dan Sparks join CRWD staff and board members in spring 2017 in visiting the district’s first CIP project (almost finished at this point) along the North Branch of Dobbins Creek in Red Rock Township.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.

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