Kanaranzi - Little Rock Watershed District Stimulus Project Completion
In September of 2009 and January of 2010, the Federal Government allocated $300,000 worth of Federal Funds to the Kanaranzi-Little Rock Watershed District through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Funds were to be utilized as cost-share assistance for conservation practices such as terraces, waterways and water and sediment control basins. All practices are designed to reduce erosion and also help mitigate flood damages. The program received more requests for funds than what was available. The Nobles SWCD pursued funds through the Clean Water Fund to complete the additional requests for conservation practices. The federal funds have resulted in 26 projects being installed. The additional Clean Water Fund money will supplement remaining federal funds to form a comprehensive local state federal approach. An additional ten projects are expected to result from the partnership. Over $446,000 worth of federal funds and local landowner contributions combined with the $157,058 of Clean Water Funds have led to a huge success of on the ground conservation.