1102-001 Twelve Mile Lake Final Report

(2015) 1102-001 Twelve Mile Lake Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

Twelve-Mile Lake is an 800-acre man-made lake in central Union County. The watershed has 13,964 land acres that are used by farmers for row crops and pasture. This lake is used as a water supply source for the City of Creston and the Southern Iowa Rural Water Association. In total approximately 40,000 people are affected by this project. Developed over 20 years ago, the lake and fishery was renovated and restocked and much of the shoreline was riprapped about six years ago. During its history, extensive watershed efforts have been ongoing. However, as farmland for cropland has become more valuable and demand has increased, hilly land once used for dairy farming, grazing, and CRP has been put into row crop production. Consequently, sediment loss has become an increasing issue for farmers, conservation professionals, and the Creston Waterworks Department, which owns the water treatment facility at the lake. In 2011, the Creston Water Board received a WIRB grant to implement a sedimentation structure at the north end of the main channel flowing into the lake. The WIRB funds were used for land acquisition, with the IDNR actually constructing the facility. This report depicts work performed as part of the WIRB project.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: WIRB, Watershed Improvement Review Board, water quality, Union County, Union SWCD, sediment delivery and phosphorus reduction, Creston Waterworks
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 20923
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2016 20:01
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 20:01
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/20923