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A Lake Restoration Plan For Furman Lake, Lake Restoration Task Force, Wade Worthen, Wes Dripps Oct 2006

A Lake Restoration Plan For Furman Lake, Lake Restoration Task Force, Wade Worthen, Wes Dripps

Furman Lake Restoration Book Gallery

A twelve page document submitted by The Lake Restoration Task Force. The document lists the members of the task force, gives an overview of the project, the current status at the time of submission, lays out a new vision for the lake, and a plan to improve the environmental integrity of the lake watershed, plus design elements to create a multi-purpose facility. It concludes with a section on the lake as pedagogy and recommendations for moving forward with the master plan.


Little Venice Water Quality Monitoring Project, Joseph N. Boyer, Henry O. Briceño Oct 2006

Little Venice Water Quality Monitoring Project, Joseph N. Boyer, Henry O. Briceño

SERC Research Reports

No abstract provided.


Waterfowl Management Plan, Lake Restoration Task Force, Wade Worthen, Wes Dripps Sep 2006

Waterfowl Management Plan, Lake Restoration Task Force, Wade Worthen, Wes Dripps

Furman Lake Restoration Book Gallery

A six page document submitted by The Lake Restoration Task Force. The document lists the members of the task force, gives an overview of waterfowl overpopulation at the Furman Lake, goals for the future, and the strategy to solve this problem. The document provides a specific implementation plan and concludes with an assessment of the plan.


The Land Is In Your Hands : A Practical Guide For Owners Of Small Rural Landholdings In Western Australia, Department Of Agriculture And Food, Wa Jul 2006

The Land Is In Your Hands : A Practical Guide For Owners Of Small Rural Landholdings In Western Australia, Department Of Agriculture And Food, Wa

Bulletins 4000 -

This Bulletin discusses various aspects of managing a small farm or property in Western Australia, including soil and land care, vegetation and plant control on farm holdings, water resource management, biosecurity, plant, animal and insect pest control and livestock management.


Decision Support For Nitrogen Management In Tile-Drained Agriculture, Philip Heilman, Robert W. Malone, Liwang Ma, Jerry L. Hatfield, Lajpat R. Ahuja, J. Ayen, Kevin P. Boyle, Rameshwar S. Kanwar Jul 2006

Decision Support For Nitrogen Management In Tile-Drained Agriculture, Philip Heilman, Robert W. Malone, Liwang Ma, Jerry L. Hatfield, Lajpat R. Ahuja, J. Ayen, Kevin P. Boyle, Rameshwar S. Kanwar

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Farmers will adopt alternative management systems to improve water quality more readily if they understand how those management alternatives affect the release of contaminants, crop yields, and ultimately, their net income. We propose a method to address these issues by integrating observed data from field experiments, a comprehensive simulation model, review by local experts, and application through a decision support system by technically trained conservationists. An example for reducing nitrogen loading from tile-drained corn and soybean production in Iowa demonstrates the approach. Fourteen years of observed data from 30 research plots on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua ...


Slides: Climate Change And Water Resources And Risa Regional Integrated Sciences And Assessments: Building Bridges Between Climate Sciences And Society, Brad Udall Jun 2006

Slides: Climate Change And Water Resources And Risa Regional Integrated Sciences And Assessments: Building Bridges Between Climate Sciences And Society, Brad Udall

Climate Change and the Future of the American West: Exploring the Legal and Policy Dimensions (Summer Conference, June 7-9)

Presenter: Brad Udall, Executive Director, CIRES Western Water Assessment.

31 slides.


Water Quality Monitoring In The Yellow River Watershed 2005, R. J. Langel, M. M. Kilgore Jun 2006

Water Quality Monitoring In The Yellow River Watershed 2005, R. J. Langel, M. M. Kilgore

Technical Information Series

No abstract provided.


2005 Nutrient And Sediment Monitoring Report Ballard Creek Near Arkansas/Oklahoma Line, Marc Nelson, L. Wade Cash, Keith Trost, Jennifer Purtle, Marty Matlock Jun 2006

2005 Nutrient And Sediment Monitoring Report Ballard Creek Near Arkansas/Oklahoma Line, Marc Nelson, L. Wade Cash, Keith Trost, Jennifer Purtle, Marty Matlock

Technical Reports

The Illinois River Basin has experienced water quality impairment from non-point source pollution for many years. This fact was well documented in the State of Arkansas' Water Quality Assessment report, the Soil Conservation Service River Basin Study, and several University of Arkansas studies. Thirty-seven sub-watersheds have been identified by the SCS in the Arkansas portion of the Illinois River basin. In the Arkansas portion of the Basin, the Illinois River, Evansville Creek, Baron Fork, Cincinnati Creek, Muddy Fork, Moores Creek, Clear Creek, Osage Creek and Flint Creek were all classified as not supporting their designated use as primary contact recreation ...


Illinois River 2005 Pollutant Loads At Arkansas Highway 59 Bridge, Marc Nelson, Wade Cash, Keith Trost, Jennifer Purtle Jun 2006

Illinois River 2005 Pollutant Loads At Arkansas Highway 59 Bridge, Marc Nelson, Wade Cash, Keith Trost, Jennifer Purtle

Technical Reports

Automatic water sampler and a U. S. Geological Survey gauging station were established in 1995 on the main stem of the Illinois River at the Arkansas Highway 59 Bridge. Since that time, continuous stage and discharge measurements and water quality sampling have been used to determine pollutant concentrations and loads in the Arkansas portion of the Illinois River. This report represents the results from the measurement and sampling by the Arkansas Water Resources Center -Water Quality Lab for January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2005.


Impacts Of Rainfall Events On Wastewater Treamtent Processes, Erin K. Mcmahan May 2006

Impacts Of Rainfall Events On Wastewater Treamtent Processes, Erin K. Mcmahan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Current research is revealing that stormwater can carry pathogens and that this stormwater is entering wastewater treatment facilities. During periods of intense rainfall, not only can stormwater carry higher amounts of pathogens, but it also increases the flow rate to the wastewater treatment facility. In many instances, the flow rate exceeds the facilities' treatment capacity and can impact treatment performance. The purpose of this study was to identify whether wastewater treatment is impaired during periods of increased rainfall, and to compare current policies that address this issue. The study was conducted using a case study approach to analyze historical precipitation ...


Walnut Creek Watershed Restoration And Water Quality Monitoring Project : Final Report, Kyle E. Schilling, T. Hubbard, J. Luzier, J. Spooner Apr 2006

Walnut Creek Watershed Restoration And Water Quality Monitoring Project : Final Report, Kyle E. Schilling, T. Hubbard, J. Luzier, J. Spooner

Technical Information Series

No abstract provided.


Hydrogeology Of Pre-Illinoian Till At The I380 Rest Stop Site, Linn County, Iowa, Keith E. Schilling, Stephanie Tassier-Surine Jan 2006

Hydrogeology Of Pre-Illinoian Till At The I380 Rest Stop Site, Linn County, Iowa, Keith E. Schilling, Stephanie Tassier-Surine

Technical Information Series

No abstract provided.


The Occurrence Of Cyanotoxins In The Nearshore And Coastal Embayments Of Lake Ontario, Joseph C. Makarewicz, Gregory L. Boyer, William Guenther, Mary Arnold, Theodore W. Lewis Jan 2006

The Occurrence Of Cyanotoxins In The Nearshore And Coastal Embayments Of Lake Ontario, Joseph C. Makarewicz, Gregory L. Boyer, William Guenther, Mary Arnold, Theodore W. Lewis

Articles and Newsletters

Cyanotoxins are an emerging issue that Great Lakes’ scientists are conducting research on to determine occurrence, spatial and seasonal distribution, monitoring strategies and potential causes in Lake Ontario. Conditions necessary for blooms of Cyanobacteria exist along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. This is especially true in some embayments and rivers as levels of the nutrient phosphorus that stimulates the growth of Cyanobacteria is above New York State Department’s of Environmental Conservation guidelines. Monitoring in 2004 demonstrated that abundance of Cyanobacteria are indeed high in streams, embayments and the nearshore compared to offshore waters of southern Lake Ontario. Initial research ...


Modeling Bacteria Fate And Transport In Watersheds To Support Tmdls, Brian L. Benham, Claire Baffaut, Rebecca W. Zeckoski, Kyle R. Mankin, Yakov A. Pachepsky, Ali M. Sadeghi, Kevin M. Brannan, Michelle L. Soupir, Matthew J. Habersack Jan 2006

Modeling Bacteria Fate And Transport In Watersheds To Support Tmdls, Brian L. Benham, Claire Baffaut, Rebecca W. Zeckoski, Kyle R. Mankin, Yakov A. Pachepsky, Ali M. Sadeghi, Kevin M. Brannan, Michelle L. Soupir, Matthew J. Habersack

Michelle L. Soupir

Fecal contamination of surface waters is a critical water-quality issue, leading to human illnesses and deaths. Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), which set pollutant limits, are being developed to address fecal bacteria impairments. Watershed models are widely used to support TMDLs, although their use for simulating in-stream fecal bacteria concentrations is somewhat rudimentary. This article provides an overview of fecal microorganism fate and transport within watersheds, describes current watershed models used to simulate microbial transport, and presents case studies demonstrating model use. Bacterial modeling capabilities and limitations for setting TMDL limits are described for two widely used watershed models (HSPF ...


Water Quality Issues In The Illinois River Watershed: A Proposal For New Voluntary Incentives, Tory B. Hodges, Jennie S. Popp Jan 2006

Water Quality Issues In The Illinois River Watershed: A Proposal For New Voluntary Incentives, Tory B. Hodges, Jennie S. Popp

Discovery, The Student Journal of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Concerns about water quality degradation exist in Northwest Arkansas. The purpose of this study was to analyze the potential usefulness of U.S. conservation programs in addressing water quality concerns on farms in the Illinois River watershed as well as greater Washington County, Arkansas. It was hypothesized that neither the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) nor the Conservation Security Program (CSP) in their current forms effectively assists farmers in meeting water-quality management goals. That hypothesis was tested by 1) examining agricultural characteristics of the watershed, 2) actual adoption of EQIP and CSP in Washington County and Arkansas, and, 3) identifying ...


Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative Action Agenda, Joseph C. Makarewicz, Betsy Landre, Stephen Lewandowski, John Terninko, Elizabeth Thorndike Jan 2006

Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative Action Agenda, Joseph C. Makarewicz, Betsy Landre, Stephen Lewandowski, John Terninko, Elizabeth Thorndike

Technical Reports

The mission of the Lake Ontario Coastal Initiative (LOCI), encompassing all New York State North Coast stakeholders from the Niagara River to the St. Lawrence River, is to enlist and retain broad public commitment for remediation, restoration, protection, conservation and sustainable use of the coastal region. This mission will be accomplished by securing funds and resources to achieve scientific understanding, educate citizens, and implement locally supported priorities, programs and projects as identified through this Initiative.


Factors Influencing The Participation In Environmental Stewardship Programs: A Case Study Of The Agricultural And Forestry Sectors In Louisiana, Carrie Castille Mendoza Jan 2006

Factors Influencing The Participation In Environmental Stewardship Programs: A Case Study Of The Agricultural And Forestry Sectors In Louisiana, Carrie Castille Mendoza

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Considerable research has been conducted to evaluate the adoption of agricultural best management practices and their overall impact on improving environmental quality. However, limited studies have been conducted to evaluate the behavioral factors that influence the adoption of these practices in the context of educational programs The goal of this study is to determine the factors that influence farmer conservation behavior that might lead to an increased probability of improving agriculture and forestry watersheds. A conceptual model was developed to identify the: 1) identify landowner participation in watershed conservation projects, and 2) determine the factors influencing agriculture and forestry landowners ...