09033-018 Camp Creek Final Report

(2013) 09033-018 Camp Creek Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Growing Green Communities is strongly committed to improving the quality of Camp Creek and its watershed by reducing soil loss, which will benefit landowners by preserving their topsoil and improve the water quality of Camp Creek by reducing sediment loading of the creek. To accomplish the goal of reducing soil loss and improving water quality, Growing Green Communities has worked with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to identify areas of concentrated flow paths (CFPs) within the Camp Creek Watershed using LiDAR topographic mapping technology. A goal of this project is to identify sites expected to have the greatest impact in reducing soil loss and to install Best Management Practices (BMPs) at these sites. Landowners and other project partners will work to develop the most effective BMPs for each site. After the BMPs are designed and constructed, a conservation easement will be recorded to protect the BMPs. GGC plans to record 40 acres as easements. The easements will be purchased by Growing Green Communities and donated to a qualified conservation organization for long term management and maintenance.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: WIRB, Watershed Improvement Review Board, water quality, Polk County, Jasper County, Growing Green Communities
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 4613
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 29 Feb 2016 13:09
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 13:09
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/4613