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Westmoreland CD Relaunches Decades Old Flood Control Project in Jacobs Creek

Over 50 years ago, Westmoreland Conservation District (WCD) in Pennsylvania worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Soil Conservation Service (SCS), now the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), on a flood control project in Jacobs Creek. Floods were causing extensive damage to Scottdale and its surrounding areas, so a unique watershed-wide flood-control project (PL…… Continue reading →

Wasatch CD Improves Water Quality in the Wallburg Watershed

By Katrina Stacey In Wasatch County, Utah, Deer Creek Reservoir serves as the main drinking water source for 65 percent of all Utahans; however, water quality and other resource concerns have been identified by local landowners. Total maximum daily load (TMDL) and water quality studies showed that phosphorous loads in the reservoir were very high,…… Continue reading →

New York SWCD Planting Riparian Buffers to Enhance Water Quality

The Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in New York is using different state funding mechanisms to implement projects, including planting nearly 60 acres of riparian buffers to preserve and enhance water quality across several watersheds. “Buffers are one of the most cost-effective conservation practices we can utilize,” Schuyler County SWCD Manager Jerry…… Continue reading →

Iowa: Building A Watershed Community Through Conservation Partnerships

By: Kate Giannini, Iowa Watershed Approach Communications Specialist, Iowa Flood Center THE WATERSHED APPROACH The Middle Cedar Watershed covers about 1.5 million acres in east central Iowa and spans 10 counties. Nearly 75 percent of the watershed consists of agricultural lands, with many small towns and three large metropolitan areas. [caption id="attachment_43683" align="alignright" width="250"] Cedar…… Continue reading →

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