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Posted on: June 25, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Indian Creek Watershed Management Plan moving forward

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution to adopt the Indian Creek Watershed Management Plan. The plan, produced by the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) in cooperation with Indian Creek Watershed Management Authority, details strategies and recommendations for watershed and stormwater management, water quality protection, and stormwater permit compliance. It includes specific implementation strategies and milestones for implementing these recommendations for local governments as well as regional and state agencies.

The Indian Creek Watershed Management Plan will help to:

• prioritize resources to protect water quality
• mitigate flood impacts that have plagued area residents
• address resource concerns identified by the ICWMA Board and local stakeholders

Education and public awareness are essential to effective water resources management. The plan outlines a public education component that will raise awareness about the environmental impacts of daily activities and build support for watershed planning and projects leading to the long-term protection of our water resources.

Persistent flooding and water quality concerns have led the governmental entities within the Indian Creek watershed to embrace this cooperative, multi-jurisdictional planning approach. The plan will be reviewed annually to determine if there is a need for plan amendments.

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