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Watershed Management Plan Citizens Advisory Committee April 18, 2011. Agenda. 9:00 a m Welcome and introductions 9:05am Review Kickoff meeting minutes 9:15 am Review information regarding past programs and actions 9:30 am Identify priority issues and concerns 10:30 am Adjourn.

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Watershed management plan citizens advisory committee april 18 2011

Watershed Management PlanCitizens Advisory CommitteeApril 18, 2011


Agenda
Agenda

9:00 am Welcome and introductions

9:05am Review Kickoff meeting minutes

9:15 am Review information regarding past

programs and actions

9:30 am Identify priority issues and concerns

10:30 am Adjourn


Watershed problems
Watershed Problems

  • Bacteria

  • Turbidity

  • Phosphorus


Bacteria in surface water
Bacteria in surface water

  • Four sources

    • Livestock

    • Humans

    • Wildlife

    • Pets


Turbidity in surface water
Turbidity in surface water

  • Runoff

    • Fields

    • Construction sites

    • Highly erodible lands

  • Erosion

    • Wind

    • Gully

    • Streambank

    • Overgrazed pasture

  • Suspended organic matter

    • Algae

  • Carp and rough fish


Phosphorus in surface water
Phosphorus in surface water

  • Point sources

    • Wastewater treatment facilities

    • Storm water

    • Livestock facilities greater than 1000

      animal units

  • Nonpoint sources

    • Inadequate septics

    • Row cropland

    • Feedlots

    • Urban runoff

    • Rural runoff

    • Streambank erosion

  • Internal Loading

    • Wind

    • Carp


Watershed management plan citizens advisory committee april 18 2011

Kickoff meeting

  • filter strips

  • streambank erosion

  • drainage

  • flood storage

  • residue management

  • phosphorus in Heron Lake

  • open tile intakes


General operation
General Operation

  • Board of managers

  • Staff

  • Office space and equipment

  • Vehicles and maintenance

  • Operational expenses


Education
Education

  • Monthly newsletters

  • Website

  • Watershed tours

  • Semi-annual workshops

  • Field days

  • Demonstration projects

  • Youth education projects


Monitoring
Monitoring

  • Three streams annually

    • 25 samples per year

  • Six lakes every three years

    • 6 samples per year

  • Determine if water quality

    improvement is occurring


Bmp implementation
BMP Implementation

  • Critical area plantings

  • Grassed waterways

  • Terraces

  • Filter strips

  • Shoreline restoration

  • Conservation tillage incentives


Impaired waters tmdls
Impaired Waters & TMDLs

  • TMDL Implementation Plan

  • Water Quality Management Planning Grant

    • Watershed Coordinator

  • WF Des Moines River TMDL Implementation Grant

    • Level III Feedlot Inventory

    • Watershed Coordinator


Flood damage reduction
Flood Damage Reduction

  • Wildlife ponds/sedimentation

    basins

  • Wetland restoration

  • Rain gardens

  • Alternative tile intakes


Hlwd plan focus
HLWD Plan Focus

  • Organized according to resources

    • Water quality

    • Water quantity

    • Drainage systems

    • Biotic habitat

    • Wetlands

    • Flooding

    • Education

    • Funding

  • Goals and actions

    • Specific items to address problems




Watershed management plan citizens advisory committee april 18 2011

Proposed Heron Lake WD Management Plan

10 Year Update Timeline

Date: April 7, 2011

WMP= Watershed Management Plan