319 Project Presentations - 2008


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05-200: Middle Fork White River Watershed Project - NPS Assessment (PDF) 
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality compiled a comprehensive database of pollution sources in the Middle Fork-White River watershed.  Information was based on GIS, GPS, channel geometry evaluation, and a water quality survey.  Sources that have the most impact and are most amenable to implementation of Best Management Practices were prioritized.
05-300: Silvicultural Statewide Assessment (PDF)
Best Management Practices (BMPs) were assessed statewide by the Arkansas Forestry Commission.  Technical assistance and education were provided to forestry stakeholders to facilitate implementation of BMPs, and project efforts were coordinated with other agencies and entities.
05-400: Demonstration of Best Management Practices for Stream Bank Protection - Blossom Way (PDF)
The City of Rogers, WCRC, U of A, and AGFC combined efforts to demonstrate best management practices and methods for protecting streambanks in urban areas, presenting an alternative to the use of concrete-lined channels.  Bank stability and the riparian zone was restored along a stretch of Blossom Way Creek in Rogers, AR, and results were presented.
05-500: Middle White River Cost Share (PDF)
The Izard County Conservation District helped implement over 100 farm plans were in the Middle White River Watershed using cost-share incentives.  Projects included Brush Management, Cross-Fencing, Pasture Planting, Pest Management, Prescribed Graing, and Nutrient Management.  The potential for sediment loss from agricultural use was reduced.
05-800: Strawberry River Agricultural Project - Sharp County Cost Share (PDF)
The Conservation Districts of Fulton, Izard, Lawrence and Sharp Counties continued the work started during project 00-600.  Phase III dealt with reducing or elimating sediment sources entering North Big Creek Watershed, a tributary to the Strawberry River.  Cost-share funding led to Fences, Tanks, Ponds, Prescribed Grazing, Pipelines, Trees, and Management of Pasture, Brush, Pest & Nutrient.
05-900: Assessing NPS Pollution Sources for a Priority Subwatershed of the Upper Saline River (PDF)
The Nature Conservency led a team to select a priority subwatershed of the Upper Saline River, to estimate the sources and relative loads of the subwatershed, and to evaluate the pollutants based on land use and water quality data. 
05-1000: Urban Hispanic NPS Outreach & Education (PDF)
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service led an education and outreach project aimed at the urban Hispanic population of Arkansas.  Fact sheets, mass media including television and radio interviews, events, outreach meetings and youth programs focused on stormwater runoff and the dangers of household hazardous waste.
05-1100: Low Impact Development - Rogers (PDF)
The University of Arkansas Demonstrated Low Impact Development (LID) Best Management Practices (BMPs) in urban tributaries to the Illinois and White River Systems.  Sub-watersheds in NW Arkansas were charactarized by sensitivity to urban impact, stream conditions were inventoried, LID workshops were implemented, and LID practices were demonstrated.
05-1300: Edge of Field Water Quality Monitoring in Ozark Highlands(PDF)
The University of Arkansas evaluated several management practices on small plots.  Berms were constructed around field perimeters to create individual watersheds and isolate runoff water.  Surface runoff was measured, sampled and analyzed.  Four demonstration projects evaluated loads and practices related to swine effluent, poultry litter, forage management and soil test
05-1400: Abandoned Pesticide Project - L'Anguille Watershed (PDF)
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service educated agricultural producers on the dangers of abandoned pestices, and organized collection events in a partnership with the State Plant Board.  Types, quantities and packaging were determined to ensure proper disposal.  A budget and proposal was developed for the AAP&PPD Trust Fund.
06-200: Lower Norfork Cost Share (PDF)
The Fulton County Conservation District implemented a program that brought about voluntary participation of landowners and land users in the application of Best Management Practices.  150 conservation plans were implemented on 39,225 acres of pastureland and 6.5 miles of stream bank.
06-400: Cache River Watershed Sediment Assessment Phase II (PDF)
The Nature Conservancy conducted a project of sediment and nutrient fluxes within the Cache River and Bayou DeView watersheds.  Multiple investigations included water quality, biological sample collection/analysis, and chanel cross-section measurement/analysis.  Baseline data was generated and a watershed framework assessment was developed.
06-500: Demonstration of Best Management Practices for Stream Corridor Restoration (PDF)
The Kings River Watershed Partnership led a project to demonstrate and document stream restoration practices, and to provide tools that landowners can use to address and abate the problem of streambank destabilization and subsequent erosion.  450 feet of bank on Keel's Creek was restored, and a book was published called "Landowner's Guide to Streamside Living."
06-600: Demonstration of a Natural Channel Design to Restore a Stream Reach Draining an Urbanized Sub-Watershed (PDF)
The City of Fayetteville, in cooperation with the Watershed Conservation Resource Center, implemented a natural channel design demonstration project.  Areas of the stream that were cleared of riparian vegetatino were naturalized, the Hamstring Creek stream network was prevented from contracting, aquatic habitats and aesthetics were improved, and a field day was held.
06-700: Assessing Off-Highway Vehicle Trails (PDF)
The Boston Mountain Ranger District developed existing trails, and The Forest Service constructed recreation facilities, reconstructed inadequate segments, constructed new trail to avoid sensitive areas, and implemented Best Management Practices.  An assessment inventory guided further projects including stream corssings, erosion control and riparian development.
06-800: Middle White River, Stone County 319h Project (PDF)
The Stone County Conservation District created a steering committee and provided technical assistance to producers in the form of on-field advice and equipment rental.  Farm plans were developed, and Best Management Practices were encouraged, particularly for pasture and hayland.  The project was promoted through newsletters and individually with landowners.
06-1000: West-Fork White River Restoration Monitoring (PDF)
The Ecological Conservation Organization (ECO) established and maintained two permanent monitoring stations to continually monitor water quality and river stage in the West Fork of the White River Watershed.  Water quality samples were extracted and analyzed for a three year period, and loads were calculated. 
06-1100: Polk County Water Quality Improvement Demonstration (PDF)
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service helped form a steering committee to implement ideal Best Management Practices on demonstration farms.  Field days, tours and educational meetings were held to disseminate results from demonstrations. 
06-1200: Desha County Erosion Control Project (PDF)
The Desha County Conservation District led a project to reduce soil erosion and the contamination of streams by purchasing and installing drop-pipe structures.
06-1300: Arkansas County Erosion Control Project (PDF)
The Arkansas County Conservation District led a project to reduce soil erosion and the contamination of streams by purchasing and installing 48,095 feet of drop-pipe structures.
06-1400: Point Remove Erosion Control Project (PDF)
The Point Remove Wetlands Reclamation & Irrigation District helped to reduce erosion, increase water quality, decrease damage to the land, and reduce water conveyance losses through proper management of irrigation water.  They acquired and helped install approximately 4,300 feet of pipe and 15 sediment control structures.
07-100: Bayou Bart, L'Anguille, Upper Saline Monitoring (PDF)
Ecological Conservation Association (ECO) collected, stored, analyzed and report water quality data for long-term monitoring stations.  The data was used to calculate long term constituent loadings, which provides an understanding of the fluctuating state of chemical dynamics affecting water quality.
07-100: West Fork White, Osage, Ballard Creek, Illinois, White, Kings Monitoring (PDF)
The Arkansas Water Resources Center used sampling stations to collect water quality data, analyze data and calculate loads for nitrate-nitrogen, ammonia-nitrogen, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, dissolved reactive phosphorus and total suspended solids.
07-200: Utilizing Wastewater Treatment Plant Residuals (PDF)
The U of A Civil Engineering Dept & USDA/ARS Poultry Center examined the use of sewage sludge combined with alum sludge, two previously discarded byproducts of the wastewater treatment process, as fertilizer.  Through rainfall simulation studies and field scale studies, the project was able to analyze the cost and potential value of such processes in northwest Arkansas.
07-300: Demonstration of a New Ditch Lining Technology for Controlling Gully Erosion Associated with Road Ditches (PDF)
In the L'Anguille watershed, the city of Harrisburg led a project that demonstrated a new technique and technology for stabilizing road ditches.  The new "SmartDitch" method was compared to conventional methods, and cost-effectiveness was measured for the new technique.  Two field days were held to share the results with surrounding municipalities.
07-400: West Fork White River Stream Restoration Project (PDF)
The Watershed Conservation Resources Center administered and coordinated a project to reduce sediment loads from banks and improve water quality by restoring priority reaches on the WFWR.  A riparian corridor conservation easement program was made for landowners, and riparian habitat was protected and restored.  Natural channel design was promoted to the public.
07-500: Implementing Best Management Practices in the West Fork of the White River (PDF)
The Washington County Conservation District identified areas along priority stream reaches within the county for targeted implentation of Best Management Pracices.  Nutrient management plans were put together for several landowners, and buffer/filter strips were created and enhanced along priroity stream reaches.
07-600: Implementation of Low Impact Development BMPs to Control Sediment from Urban Development in Fayetteville (PDF)
The University of Arkansas Community Design Center developed a pilot project to advance BMPs in LID, LEED-ND and affordable housing while adhering to code requirements and client needs.  The project received support through city permitting.  It received a national award in landscape architecture and engineering education.
07-800: Streambank Protection and Stabilization (PDF)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission developed and implemented a natural channel design three sites. At Brashear's on the Upper White River, longitudinal peak stone toe production (LPSTP) was installed with six rock vanes.  Additionally, 1,000 tons of large boulders were hauled to the project site on the Norfork river.  An excavator was purchased for this and similar future projects.
07-900: Sager Creek Urban Stream Restoration (PDF)
The City of Siloam Springs and the Sager Creek Advisory Commission implemented stream restoration practices on Reach 7 of Sager Creek in downtown Siloam Springs.  The most downstream dam, adjacent to the public library, was removed.  The streambank was reshaped and stabilized using bioengineering techniques, and teh channel was restored using step pools and/or riffles and boulders.
07-1300: Monitoring the Effectiveness of BMP at Reducing Total Suspended Solids in Agricultural Runoff (PDF)
The Ecological Conservation Association selected 38 locations, in Arkansas, Conway, Desha, Prairie and Pope Counties, to compare water quaity grab samples for Total Suspended Solids (TSS) before and after drop pipes and flash risers are installed.  Significant decreases in TSS were statistically apparent when BMPs were applied, particularly to barren fields.