1223-011 South Chequest Creek Watershed Final Report

(2016) 1223-011 South Chequest Creek Watershed Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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The Chequest Creek Watershed project was started in 2011; The Davis and Van Buren Soil and Water Conservation District's (SWCD) were awarded a development and planning assistance grant from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). TI1e objective of the SWCD's was to develop a comprehensive assessment of the watershed identifying primary resource concerns and Best Management Practices to treat those concerns; and take the . information gathered from the assessment and develop an application for WSPF, 319 and WIRB funding. From the completed assessment of the watershed the following information was gathered with the help of IDNR; the 20 II observed land use, sheet and rill erosion, sediment delivery rates as well as a completed streambank and gully assessment. The districts continue to use their existing conservation program funds and funds received through other programs such as EQIP and IFIP to establish the level of treatment needed to properly treat the identified resource concerns. The current WSPF contract is scheduled to end on July 31, 2012. The Davis SWCD wishes to utilize WIRB funding in conjunction with EQIP and landowner funding to address watershed issues. It is vital to the future of this watershed that WIRB funding is secured. With Chequest receiving WIRB funding it allows for additional points in EQIP, making it competitive with other watersheds in the county. As well as providing leveraging for future WSPF funding.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Davis Soil and Water Conservation District, SWCD, water quality, watershed, Watershed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, South Chequest Creek
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: 24277
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2017 13:25
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 13:25
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/24277