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Based on information gathered by the Watershed Project Steering Committee an increased occurrence of urban/suburban runoff, E. coli, pesticide, nutrient, and sediment levels, as well as continued illegal dumping to be primary sources of water quality degradation in the
Clifty Creek, threatening the health of the creek and its recreational value was identified.
It was the belief of the Committee that these contaminants continue to influence tributaries and main stem portions of Clifty Creek due to:
In response to the identified problems, the Committee outlined the following goals for water quality improvement:
These goals provide direction for specific objectives and action items identified in this plan for the improvement of water quality in the Clifty Creek Watershed. Implementation of the ideas outlined in this pan have already begun, and the Committee will utilize funds from a 2-year Section 319 Clean Water grant to install conservation practices, support educational programming, and improve overall project quality.