Success Spotlight: Eagle Creek
EPA's Clean Water Act Section 319 Program provides funding for restoration of nonpoint source-impaired water bodies. This week's success spotlight shines on Eagle Creek, Kansas. Eagle Creek flows into the John Redmond Reservoir south of the city of Hartford and the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge. Nonpoint source pollution from grazing land and cropland affected water quality in the Eagle Creek watershed, prompting the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to add the stream to the state's 1998 list of impaired waters for low levels of dissolved oxygen. The Coffey County Conservation District developed a Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy for Eagle Creek, which guided implementation of agricultural best management practices throughout the watershed, leading to improved levels of dissolved oxygen. As a result, the state has removed a segment in the Eagle Creek watershed from its 2012 list of impaired waters. Click here for more information.
Source: US EPA