2017 - Little Rock Lake TMDL Implementation Plan
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.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
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.