Event Title

Investigation of the Changes in Water Quality in the Little Bear River Watershed in Response to the Implementation of Best Management Practices

Location

Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu/

Start Date

3-27-2006 11:45 AM

End Date

3-27-2006 12:00 PM

Description

This study was designed to evaluate whether adoption of several agricultural best management practices in a Northern Utah watershed have had a measurable impact on phosphorus loadings into the Little Bear River. A review of historical ambient water quality data suggests an aggregate decline in phosphorus loadings in the Little Bear River watershed. The use of fine-grained data from throughout this watershed is enabling us to determine whether these changes are related to the implementation of management practices. This paper reports on physical/chemical and sociological data collection and analysis supporting determination of whether publicly-funded programs to promote the adoption of agricultural conservation best management practices were able to reduce phosphorus loadings into surface waters in the Little Bear watershed, critically examining the strengths and weaknesses of different water quality monitoring programs and techniques for purposes of assessment of watershed improvement programs.

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Mar 27th, 11:45 AM Mar 27th, 12:00 PM

Investigation of the Changes in Water Quality in the Little Bear River Watershed in Response to the Implementation of Best Management Practices

Eccles Conference Center

This study was designed to evaluate whether adoption of several agricultural best management practices in a Northern Utah watershed have had a measurable impact on phosphorus loadings into the Little Bear River. A review of historical ambient water quality data suggests an aggregate decline in phosphorus loadings in the Little Bear River watershed. The use of fine-grained data from throughout this watershed is enabling us to determine whether these changes are related to the implementation of management practices. This paper reports on physical/chemical and sociological data collection and analysis supporting determination of whether publicly-funded programs to promote the adoption of agricultural conservation best management practices were able to reduce phosphorus loadings into surface waters in the Little Bear watershed, critically examining the strengths and weaknesses of different water quality monitoring programs and techniques for purposes of assessment of watershed improvement programs.

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