Project Goals/Objectives: This project provided agricultural producers in the Mill Creek watershed with an opportunity to participate in water quality educational activities and receive technical and financial assistance for the development of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs) and implementation of best management practices (BMPs). This project provided funding to support implementation of recommended agricultural management measures identified for action in the WPP during the first 3 years of the 10- year implementation schedule. To achieve this goal, the Austin County SWCD #347 hired one District Technician who provided technical assistance to agricultural producers in developing and implementing WQMPs and Prescribed Grazing Plans in the Mill Creek Watershed. WQMPs are developed according to the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide. Once the WQMP was developed, it was sent to the Wharton Regional office for technical review and certification. Upon certification of the WQMP, the District Technician worked with the landowners to implement the BMPs prescribed in the WQMP.
Project Location: Austin and Washington Counties
Project Workplan: 16-09