1012-007 Yellow River Headwaters Final Report

(2014) 1012-007 Yellow River Headwaters Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The Yellow River Headwaters Watershed (YRHW) drains 26,730 acres of rural land within Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties. While portions of the river have been designated as a High Quality Resource by the State of Iowa, other portions appear on the State's 303(d) List of Impaired Waters due to excessive nutrients, sediment and other water quality issues. The Winneshiek SWCD was fortunate enough to secure WSPF/WPF funds for FY2009 to begin addressing many of the sources of the identified problems, especially along the all-to-critical stream corridor. Initial landowner I producer interest has exceeded expectations and several key BMPs have been installed within the identified critical areas. Yet due to the current budget constraints in the WSPF/WPF programs, we currently have greater landowner I producer interest than we do funds, which is why the District is applying for WIRB funding, to provide supplemental incentives to continue the installation of needed Grade Stabilization Structures, Terraces and Manure Management Systems in identified critical areas. Other funding, currently available to the District, will cover the remaining portions of the project's budget, including staff and our outreach efforts.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, water quality, watershed, Winneshiek Soil and Water Conservation District, Winneshiek County, Allamakee County
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 21226
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2016 13:10
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21226