THORN CREEK PROJECT FUNDED
Bill Palacio begins construction on Thorn Creek Project.
The targeted area is agricultural land of the Thorn Creek and Preacher Creek drainages
of the Big Wood River, located within Gooding County.
Excessive levels of phosphorus
and bacteria in Thorn Creek are delivered directly to the Big Wood River, which is TMDL listed for sediment,
nutrients, ammonia, dissoved oxygen, bacteria, and flow alteration. The watershed treatment through this project
will increase irrrigation
application efficiences through conversion from surface to sprinkler
systems, and installation of fencing to facilitate livestock grazing
management systems. The initial phase of the project will treat 352 acres of critical agrictultural lands. Cost-sharing
Best Mangement Practices will be provided by EQIP
through the NRCS Cooperative conservaiton Partnership Initiative program.
and administration funding will be provided from the SCC Water Quality Program for Agriculture.