Mullenbach Two-Stage Ditch copy

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.

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: No
County: Mower County, MN
Project Size:
  • 38.86 acres

Project Sites

  • Mower County Two-Stage Ditch (Not publicly accessible)

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission
  • Public Benefit

Targeted Habitats:

  • Human Habitats
    • Agriculture
      • Cultivated Crops

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Water monitoring In Progress 2013 2015
Vegetation monitoring In Progress 2013 2015
Native Vegetation Surveys


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

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

University of Minnesota

Managing Organization

University of Minnesota
(Educational Institution)

Contact Information

General Information

Project #: 217741
Last Updated: September 02, 2013

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