Location: Delta Water Management Research
Project Number: 6024-13000-002-02-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2016
The primary objective is to measure the effectiveness of the BMPs associated with the Mississippi River Basin Initiatives (MRBI) via water quality parameter measures (Total Suspended Solids, Turbidity, Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Nitrate, Nitrite, Orthophosphate, Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus) prior to, during, and following BMP implementation.
The Little River Ditches Watershed, listed as impaired due to turbidity and total dissolved solids is a watershed of enormous environmental and economic significance and steps must be taken to ensure its continued use. Water quality measurements of TSS, turbidity, DO, pH, nitrates, nitrites, orthophosphates, total Nitrogen, total phosphorus will be sampled weekly for the duration of the 3-year study. The study sites include three subwatersheds of the Little River Ditches Watershed (08020204).