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NIRPC - Watershed Management

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NIRPC - Watershed Management

  1. 1. Watershed Management Storm Water Pollution Prevention South Shore Clean Cities NIRPC, August 10, 2015
  2. 2. The Watershed Approach  Geographically defined  Collaborative  Strategically addresses water resource goals (ex. water quality, habitat) Build Partnerships Characterize Watershed Set Goals & Identify Solutions Design & Implement Plan Measure Progress & Make Adjustments
  3. 3. Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway  Drainage area of 180 sq. mi.  290 miles of stream  14 municipalities
  4. 4. Objectives to restore aquatic life:  Improve dissolved oxygen levels  Reduce nutrient and sediment loads  Restore riparian vegetation  Improve bed form diversity  Improve channel stability  Provide floodplain connectivity  Reduce storm water runoff volume and rates
  5. 5. Contact Information Joe Exl Senior Water Resource Planner NIRPC 6100 Southport Road Portage, IN 46368 219-763-6060 x137 jexl@nirpc.org http://www.nirpc.org/environment/deep-river-portage- burns-waterway-initiative.aspx

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