Swan River Headwaters Subwatershed Restoration - Clean Water Partnership (CWP)
The goal of this project is to decrease nutrient loading in the lake and rivers within the Swan River Watershed. The Local Water Plan currently identifies surface water contamination and declining water clarity as a priority concern of Todd County. Agency members specifically identified the Swan River Watershed as an area of high priority for restoration efforts. Big Swan Lake is specifically mentioned for its roosting site for purple martins and for the unique wildlife resources it makes available in this subwatershed. Grant dollars would be used to install riparian buffers and restore a series of sediment ponds to keep nutrient rich runoff from flowing into the above mentioned lakes and river.