Limestone Valley has had a busy summer.  We have done our best to describe the work that we have put in on several of our Clean Water Act Projects below:

For the South Chickamauga Headwaters Project: 

  • We disbursed cost-share portions to landowners for newly completed agricultural projects.
  • We worked with NRCS and the additional landowners on getting the other agricultural projects that we currently have contracted finished up.  Those that haven’t been finished are in the final stages.
  • We continued marketing for our septic system repair program and have now completed more than twenty septic system repairs, which doubles our goal for the current grant.  We completed cost-share reimbursements for all finished repairs.
  • We submitted a formal water quality report on our sampling endeavors within the watershed.
  • We await an additional grant to begin in January 2014 to fund additional agricultural projects, septic system repairs, and monitoring.

For the Coahulla Creek Watershed Project: 

  • We continued working on the Coahulla Creek Watershed Management Plan draft.
  • We have been involved in planning another Conasauga River Watershed Cleanup including sites on Coahulla and Mill Creeks of the Coahulla Creek Watershed.
  • We began planning a stormwater meeting to complement our stakeholder meeting process.

For the Salacoa Creek Watershed Project: 

  • We finished up a consecutive year of sampling each month for fecal coliform bacteria counts, TSS, and several other water quality parameters at several sites within the watershed.
  • We continued working on the Salacoa Creek Watershed Management Plan draft.
  • We continued recruiting watershed advisory members.
  • We held our second of four watershed advisory meetings.
  • We had a GIS intern complete several of the watershed mapping components of the grant.  We finished the additional mapping elements that were necessary for the project.

For the Lookout Creek Watershed Project:

  • We continued sampling fecal coliform bacteria, turbidity, and several other water quality parameters within the watershed at several sites. 
  • We continued working on the Lookout Creek Watershed Management Plan draft.
  • We began sampling macroinvertebrate assemblages within the watershed as part of our sampling efforts. 
  • We continued focusing on developing partnerships integral to project success.

For the Upper Oostanaula Watershed Project:

  • We continued sampling fecal coliform bacteria, turbidity, and several other water quality parameters at several sites within the watershed. 
  • We continued working on the Upper Oostanaula Watershed Management Plan draft.
  • We continued focusing on developing partnerships integral to project success.
  • We finished work on the GIS analysis portion of the grant. 

For the Holly Creek Watershed Project:

  • We completed and submitted a Targeted Water Quality Monitoring Plan detailing our planned water quality monitoring endeavors. 
  • We began sampling for fecal coliform bacteria and total suspended solids as detailed in the Targeted Water Quality Monitoring Plan at various sites in the watershed.
  • We have been involved planning another Conasauga River Watershed Cleanup including sites on Holly Creek of the Holly Creek Watershed.
  • We had a GIS intern complete several of the watershed mapping components of the grant.
  • We began working on a draft of the Holly Creek Watershed Management Plan.

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