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Mar 22

Drainage Related Acronyms, CD28 Construction

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 4:34 PM by Acacia Wytaske

Acronyms are very common in the world of drainage, so for today's blog I've provided a glossary.  Why not just Google it? Try Googling "MDA" and then you'll know why a drainage specific glossary is really helpful! :) Stop back to this blog post when you need a quick reference!

BMP: Best Management Practice
BWSR: Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
CD: County Ditch
CREP: Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
CURE:Clean Up the River Environment
DNR: Department of Natural Resources
FDR: flood damage reduction
FER: Final Engineers Report
FOTG: Field Office Technical Guide
JD: Judicial Ditch
ISG: I and S Group -  Architecture, Engineering, Environmental, Planning
IWI: International Water Institute
LCCMR: Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
MASWCD: Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
MDA: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
MPCA: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
MVA: Minnesota Viewers Association
NRCS:Natural Resources Conservation Service
NEH: National Engineering Handbook
PER: Preliminary Engineers Report
RIM-WRP: Reinvest in Minnesota - Wetlands Reserve Program
ROB: Redetermination of Benefits
RRWMB: Red River Watershed Management Board
SCDG: South Central Drainage Group
SOM: soil organic matter
SWCDs: Soil & Water Conservation Districts
TSS: total suspended solids
UMN: University of Minnesota
USACE: "Corps" United State Army Corps of Engineers
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
USGS: United States Geological Survey
WASCOBs: water and sediment control basins
WDs: Watershed Districts
WMOs: Water Management Organizations
WOTUS: Waters of the United States

I've probably missed a few; these are just the ones that came to mind today. If you have an acronym that is used often, please email me so I can add it to the list!

Weekly Tidbits:

The CD28 (Lincoln Township) preconstruction meeting took place today. Construction is scheduled to begin on March 28th, 2016.

Casey Wytaske
Taxpayer Service Specialist - Drainage & Taxation