08013-009 Muchakinock Creek Final Report

(2013) 08013-009 Muchakinock Creek Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The Muchakinock Creek Watershed Project began in February of 2005 to treat upland soil erosion in the creek that has lead to a 303(d) impairment. The Mahaska SWCD is currently administering this cost-share program to promote terraces, basins, and grade stabilization structures. The District is seeking funding from WIRB to treat specific abandoned mine lands in the Muchakinock Creek Watershed. These areas contribute sediment to the creek at levels second only to agricultural lands as well as acid mine drainage from open pits mines that have been left to decay across the county. The WIRB funding would be used to compliment Federal Abandoned Mine Land (AML) funding in the reclamation of these areas.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: WIRB, Watershed Improvement Review Board, water quality, Mahaska County, Mahaska Soil and Water District
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 18314
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 29 Feb 2016 13:09
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 13:09
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/18314