Big Returns for Small Investments: Watershed Planning by Downstream Water Users to Reduce Upstream Nonpoint Phosphorus Loads
A nutrient TMDL was adopted for the Deer Creek Reservoir in Utah. The TMDL restricted nutrient loading to the reservoir via load allocations on upstream landowners, who were not covered under any discharge permit mechanism. This presentation describes how agencies and stakeholders engaged the upstream landowners in a voluntary process to reduce nutrient loads. Projects include improved irrigation management, managing riparian corridors, and implementing advanced rangeland and pastureland management practices.
- Track: WATER-QUALITY MONITORING
- Session : Q11
Speaker: Karen Nichols, Ray Loveless, Alan Brown,
Karen Nichols, HDR Engineering, Salt Lake City, UT
Ray Loveless, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Salt Lake City, UT
Alan Brown, Wasatch Soil Conservation District, Heber City, UT