New Research Highlight Video Addresses Watershed Plan

We’ve launched a new research highlight on the K-State Ag Econ YouTube Channel!

Josh Roe and Robert Wilson discuss the keys to success in developing the Tuttle Creek Watershed Plan, which was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency this fall as one of the nation’s best. The plan was developed by staff from the Office of Local Government in K-State’s Department of Agricultural Economics.

The plan addresses watershed issues for the Lower Big Blue and Lower Little Blue Rivers, a transboundary watershed in northern Kansas and southern Nebraska. The watershed drains into Tuttle Creek Lake, a flood control reservoir near Manhattan, Kan. The lake is impaired by phosphorus, total suspended solids and atrazine.

In their August 2011 report, the EPA commended the plan, stating, “Overall, the Lower Big Blue/Lower Little Blue River plan was one of the best reviewed, and it provides an excellent example of how to develop and write a watershed based plan.”

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