07039-014 Miners Creek Final Report

(2011) 07039-014 Miners Creek Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

This project brings together rural and urban partners to address the impairment of Miners Creek, a cold water trout stream in Northeast Iowa. It eliminates point source pollution contributions from the City of Guttenberg, decreases non-point source pollution and increases in-stream and near stream habitat in the Miners Creek Watershed. It specifically eliminates sewage and storm water runoff from the City of Guttenberg into Miners Creek; it develops, enhances and preserves wetlands; reduces direct livestock access to the. stream through rotational grazing systems; completes stream bank stabilizatio11 and in-stream habitat creation; targets upland land treatment; and promotes targeted application of continuous CRP and forestry practices. This project recognizes that non-point source pollution improvements could be hampered by point source pollutants ihat inhibit biologic reproduction and survival. It takes appropliate measures to improve all aspects of the stream ecosystem.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: WIRB, Watershed Improvement Review Board, water quality, Clayton County, City of Guttenberg, Miners Creek, Grant-Little Maquoketa
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 18322
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 29 Feb 2016 13:08
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 13:08
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/18322