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Posted on August 5, 2016 at 4:40 PM by Ryan Hiniker
Drainage update 8/5/2016
BBR, what is BBR? This stands for Biennial Budget Request. This request is submitted from BWSR to the federal level to obtain funds for grants and other things on a state level. This is part of a water management plan that is put together every 5-10 years by our local drainage and SWCD groups. This Biennial Budget funding is a two year funding request. These funds are to be set aside for FY (fiscal year) 2018 – 2019. These funds help pay for more immediate repairs and projects that may be included in our local water management plan, but may need quicker attention.
BWSR gathers information from local governments about the needs and concerns for future water management and funding. They then submit that to the federal level. The funds that BWSR receives then are broken down into four main categories. Click on any of the following for a link for more information on each.
There’s a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into coordinating and making all these moving parts work together efficiently. Here in Blue Earth County, we are very fortunate to be surrounded with great staff and knowledgeable people from all of our different water and drainage agencies including SWCD, Environmental Services and our local drainage authority. We’re a good team that works well together.
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