West Fork Des Moines River Watershed Targeting and Prioritizing Endeavor - Clean Water Partnership (CWP)
Locating the sources of sediment, phosphorus, and bacteria is integral to reducing the effect they have on a water body. The completion of the West Fork Des Moines River (WFDMR) Targeting and Prioritizing Endeavor will result in a set of data that is the most cost-effective for the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for all identified priority resources. The results will be expressed as the maximum reduction of a water quality contaminant (e.g. sediment, phosphorus, bacteria) at a priority resource (e.g. an impaired stream) for a given level of investment. This optimized BMP cost-effectiveness will then serve as the measuring component for project specific evaluation of BMPs. This project will include measuring water quality benefits from both existing conservation efforts and future targeted opportunities to implement BMPs.