6.11.13 English River WMA & the Iowa Flood Center Dr. Weber

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6.11.13 English River WMA & the Iowa Flood Center Dr. Weber

  1. 1.  Composition  4 County Board of Supervisors  4 County Soil & Water Conservation District  Responsibilities  Acquiring land rights for project construction  Operation and maintenance costs for project  Implementation of watershed plan
  2. 2. Reduction: 74% Reduction: 48% Reduction: 43% Reduction: 47% Reduction: 43% Reduction: 18%
  3. 3.  Over $1M in public/private benefits annually  Ag Flood Damage Reduction - $892,400/yr  Crops and pasture  Sedimentation  Scour  Swamping  Non-Ag Flood Damage Reduction - $155,800/yr  County roads and bridges  Estimates based on NRCS benefit formula  Total project cost - $12M
  4. 4.  Reduced sedimentation  Improved water quality  Recreational uses  Livestock watering operations  Fire protection  Community pride & engagement
  5. 5.  Composition  23 Communities  7 Soil and Water Conservation Districts  5 County Board of Supervisors  Responsibilities  Enhance Communication  Foster Strategic Action  Build Partnerships  Maximize Research
  6. 6.  Composition  23 Communities  7 Soil and Water Conservation Districts  5 County Board of Supervisors  Responsibilities  Enhance Communication  Foster Strategic Action  Build Partnerships  Maximize Research  Enhanced Funding Opportunities
  7. 7.  Iowa Green Streets  Replace aging water, storm, and sanitary infrastructure  Rain gardens  Permeable pavers  District-wide geothermal heating and cooling  Model community  Total project cost - $10.2M

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