2017 - Little Rock Lake TMDL Implementation Plan
Little Rock Lake experiences severe algae blooms due to excess phosphorus and these blooms are the worst known regionally. The goal of this project is to reduce algae blooms, improve water clarity, and avoid risk of drinking water contamination. The project will result in installing one farmer nutrient management project , four cover crops, two lakeshore buffer strips, six septic systems that also demonstrated an imminent threat to public health, six erosion control projects , one wetland restored, and one feedlot runoff control system. It is estimated these practices will achieve a 6% reduction in watershed phosphorus runoff.
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This project will result in a reduction of 1,829 tons of sediment/year, 881 pounds of phosphorus/year, and 922 pounds of nitrogen/year.
This project resulted in an estimated annual reduction of 3914 lbs of BOD5, 539900000000001 CFUs e. Coli, 42 lbs of nitrate, 2985 lbs of nitrogen, 436.57 lbs of phosphorus, 311.3795 tons of sediment, and 344.3 tons per year of soil loss.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS