08027-016 Competine Creek Watershed Final Report

(2012) 08027-016 Competine Creek Watershed Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Competine Creek is an 8,653 acre subwatershed of Whitebreast Creek which drains directly to Lake Red Rock. The Marion Soil and Water Conservation District has prioritized water quality protection efforts within Competine Creek subwatershed because 1) this watershed has been identified as a significant contributor of sediment, nutrients, and bacteria to Competine Creek and Lake Red Rock, 2) the watershed provides unique outreach opportunities due to its unique rural and urban interface, and 3) by using a targeted approach to address water quality, the likelihood of successfully demonstrating water quality improvements is high due to its manageable size. The specific goals of this proposal to WIRB (Phase I) are to: 1) reduce sediment and nutrient delivery by 1787 tons and 2144 lbs by installing conservation practices on high priority agricultural land; and 2) install urban conservation practices that reduce the volume of peak flow, improve streambank stability, and promote infiltration of stormwater runoff before it enters Competine Creek. The Marion SWCD has assembled a unique group of partners and secured funding from multiple sources to implement this project.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Reveiw Board, WIRB, water quality, watershed, Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, SWCD, Marion County,
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 21298
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2016 12:50
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 17:47
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21298