Pope County Ditch 6 Drainage Management
19 tons of sediment /yr, 75 lbs of phosphorus/yr, and 1085 lbs of nitrogen/yr
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
Pope County Ditch 6 (CD 6) is an 18 mile channelized watershed and a primary tributary to Ashley Creek. CD6 and Ashley Creek are impaired for bacteria, dissolved oxygen and aquatic organisms. This project will address the storm water runoff concerns identified within this public drainage system in conjunction with repairs scheduled for 2017-2018. Alternative intake structures to manage nutrients and other practices, such as water and sediment control basins, will be installed to retain water on the upland properties and minimize flow rate and velocity. By addressing the top priority sites, an estimated 19 tons of sediment, 75 pounds of phosphorous and 1,085 pounds of nitrogen will be reduced per year.