Mead Lake NPS TMDL Implementation - WCR_13_10

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to begin Phase 1 Implementation of the Mead Lake Total Maximum Daily Load to reduce the NPS nutrient load.

Objective

Phase 1 implementation will 1. Develop a list of priority farmsteads that are willing to implement conservation practices when funding becomes available. 2. Develop a list of farmsteads that are currently implementing conservation practices and identify what those practices are and where they are located on the landscape. 3. Develop two demonstration sites that can be used to educate the local landowners on the water quality benefits of proper nutrient management on the cropland and around the farmstead. 4. Begin collecting soil sample information on priority fields (located adjacent to perennial or intermittent conveyances) and priority barnyards (located adjacent to perennial or intermittent conveyances, including road ditches and other man-made conveyances) to assist in tracking the drawdown of nutrients over time and therefore delivery to Mead Lake by using the Phosphorus Index.

Outcome

The primary deliverables include 1) Develop a list of priority farmsteads that are willing to implement conservation practices when funding becomes available. 2) Develop a list of farmsteads that are currently implementing conservation practices and identify what those practices are and where they are located on the landscape. 3) Develop two demonstration sites that can be used to educate the local landowners on the water quality benefits of proper nutrient management on the cropland and around the farmstead. 4) Begin collecting soil sample information on priority fields (located adjacent to perennial or intermittent conveyances) and priority barnyards (located adjacent to perennial or intermittent conveyances, including road ditches and other man-made conveyances) to assist in tracking the drawdown of nutrients over time and therefore delivery to Mead Lake by using the Phosphorus Index.

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WCR_13_CMP10
2009
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