1109-003 Coe Creek Watershed Final Report

(2013) 1109-003 Coe Creek Watershed Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The city of Elliott has had an increase in nitrate levels in their community water supply located in the Coe Creek Watershed. They have been working with the IDNR Source Water Protection (SWP) Programs to conduct site investigations and have formed a SWP Planning Team. This Team has been reviewing the investigation findings, formed an action plan and studied different Best Management Practices (BMPs). After considering the BMPs the SWP Team made a recommendation to the Elliott City Council which included native grass seeding and a shallow water wetland. The Team also held an informational meeting for the citizens of Elliott. The goal of this meeting was to inform and educate the public of the Team findings and BMPs. The Elliott City Council approved the restoration of a shallow wetland with a native grass buffer. This whole project is 27 acres and includes a shallow water wetland with native grass buffer. This would be a long term method to reduce nitrates in the city wells. Elliott is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District, Pheasants Forever, the Montgomery County Conservation Board, US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors in the restoration of the shallow water wetland and native grass buffer.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Wateshed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, water quality, watershed, Middle East Nishnabotna River, City of Elliott, Montgomery County
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 21263
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/21263