1234-016 Honey-Lindsey-Dry Run Creeks Watersheds

(2016) 1234-016 Honey-Lindsey-Dry Run Creeks Watersheds. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

Delaware SWCD has recently received NRCS-MRBI funding for the Honey-Lindsey-Dry Run Creek project area from 7/1/2012 through 10/1/2015, culminating years of efforts to address this area. The MRBI funds are strictly for the implementation of a wide range of best management practices; nothing has been allotted for staff personnel to bring these practices from concept to contract. This project needs a coordinator to spearhead implementation of the many eligible practices to reduce nutrient and sediment/bacteria delivery in these watersheds from high levels that have been documented in these streams. The City of Manchester has been directly impacted by degrading water quality, forcing them to install costly treatment systems. We hope to reduce nitrogen delivery enough to reach the 10 mg/ml nitrate standard for drinking water, improving Manchester's water supply and enhancing its recreational plans for the downtown area. Personal contacts and large group outreach will be done to apply these practices to priority areas that will impact the. watershed. Improvement on a local level is a first step toward meeting the MRBI goal of reducing nutrient delivery to the Gulf. We are requesting a total of $100,000 over 2013 and 2014, which would allow us to leverage the EQIP­ MRBI funds that are committed to Delaware and Clayton County by USDA-NRCS, so that we can make a major impact on nutrient delivery in these watersheds.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, water quality, watershed, Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District, SWCD
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Water resources
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 24278
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2017 13:25
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 13:25
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/24278