2014 - North Fork Crow River Watershed District Drainage Inventory and Inspection Database

The North Fork Crow River Watershed District will develop an inventory and inspection database for 103E ditches under their drainage authority. The district will acquire a database software solution to conduct field inspections and to track ditch maintenance projects throughout the district. This software will be used to facilitate statutory compliance including developing a process for completing annual inspection and reporting requirements.

This project will establish a data management tool to aid the district in standardizing and conducting inspections for the public drainage systems. It will increase efficiency for staff to conduct inspections and prepare annual inspection plans and buffer strip compliance notices. Finally it will support the district’s need to have a comprehensive view of drainage system repair needs and violations that will lead to a more proactive approach in implementing water quality goals in the local management plans.