2015 Lake Emily Water Quality Assessment & BMP Prioritization Project
This project will result in a GIS-based water quality analysis to assist the Pope SWCD in determining effective locations for best management practice implementation and will prioritize the areas from high to low for phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment delivery.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The Pope County Water Plan has identified surface water quality and erosion control as top priority resource concerns. These two priorities account for 33% of the phosphorus loading to Lake Emily. The Lake Emily Watershed Best Management Practices (BMP) Prioritization Project will provide GIS-based water quality analysis to assist the Pope Soil and Water Conservation District in determining effective locations for BMP implementation and will prioritize the areas from high to low for phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment delivery from contributing runoff during rainfall events. By completing this analysis, we will identify necessary tools that will aid in implementation efforts in the future.