1224-012 Competine Creek Partnership Project Final Report

(2015) 1224-012 Competine Creek Partnership Project Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The Competine Creek Partnership project was started in 2010 to address excessive sediment delivery and frequent flash flooding. To date we have utilized $422,800 of WIRB, WSPF, EQIP, and IFIP funds to reduce sediment to Competine Creek by 2018 t/y. We have 21 projects currently obligated and 19 more applications waiting for funding. Our current WSPF contract is scheduled to end on June 30, 2015. Our current WIRB contract is scheduled to end on December 31, 2012. We wish to continue utilizing WIRB funding in conjunction with WSPF and EQIP funding to address our watershed issues. In particular, we would like to use WIRB dollars to help fund salary for our watershed coordinator, construct two grade stabilization structures, and to contract an outside party to design our largest structure. These two projects would reduce sediment load by an estimated 420 t/y and peak flood discharge by treating 338 acres of land in our watershed. Construction of the larger structure would prevent the road and crops below the structure from washing out during flood events and save the county an estimated $38,500 by eliminating the need to raise the road by two feet. We would also continue to utilize WSPF and EQIP funding for Best Management Practices (BMPs) within the watershed. Our goal for the project is to reduce sediment delivery to Competine Creek by an additional 2,016 t/y on 901 acres of land, and to reduce flood water by controlling 500 acres of runoff water.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Wapello Soil and Water Conservation District, SWCD, water quality, watershed, Watershed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, Competine Creek, Wapello County, Jefferson County, Keokuk County
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 25268
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/25268