Mullenbach Two-Stage Ditch copy - 2

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: Yes
County: Swift County, MN
Project Size:
  • 58.79 acres

Project Sites

  • Judicial Ditch 8

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
Other - Monitoring: Surveying In Progress 2013 2014
Ditch Morphology


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 #: 217742
Last Updated: September 02, 2013

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