Monitoring of the Clear Lake Aquifer for impacts from agricultural irrigation development and technician assistance

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Funding Opportunity ID: 313157
Opportunity Number: F19AS00113
Opportunity Title: Monitoring of the Clear Lake Aquifer for impacts from agricultural irrigation development and technician assistance
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: This is a notice of intent to award a single source cooperative agreement to Sheridan County Conservation District in accordance with DOI policy 505 DM 2 (4) Unique Qualifications
CFDA Number(s): 15.655
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: This is a notice of intent to award a single source cooperative agreement to Sheridan County Conservation District in accordance with DOI policy 505 DM 2 (4) Unique Qualifications
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Feb 22, 2019
Close Date: Mar 01, 2019 This is a notice of intent to award a single source cooperative agreement to Sheridan County Conservation District in accordance with DOI policy 505 DM 2 (4) Unique Qualifications
Last Updated Date: Feb 22, 2019
Award Ceiling: $10,000
Award Floor: $1,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Description: The Clear Lake Aquifer (aquifer) in Sheridan County consists of sand and gravel deposited by ancestral Missouri River and glacial meltwater streams. These deposits form a complex aquifer system with some areas capable of supporting high yield irrigation wells. Irrigation using center pivots grew from about 3000 acres in 1995 to more than 6000 acres in 2014 for the expansion of crops to include: potatoes, soybeans, pinto beans, sugar beets, oilseed crops such as canola and mustard, and corn. Also, yields for crops that are also grown on non-irrigated land, such as wheat and barley, are dramatically increased when grown under irrigation. The aquifer also lies underneath Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge and the Northeast Montana Wetland Management District. The wetlands and lakes within this area fall within the Prairie Pothole Region, which provide habitat for migratory birds. The impact of aquifer development for irrigation on surface water resources is poorly understood.
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