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Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: TSSWCB will administer federal CWA §319(h) funds through Caldwell-Travis SWCD for support of one District Technician who will provide technical assistance to agricultural producers in developing and implementing WQMPs in the Plum Creek Watershed.  This District Technician will develop plans and assist ranchers in acquiring financial assistance for the implementation of BMPs.  This CWA §319(h) grant will improve and enhance the abilities of local SWCDs to assist area landowners in preventing and abating agricultural nonpoint source pollution. The District Technician will be placed in the Caldwell-Travis SWCD #304 and will work in the adjacent Hays County SWCD #351 through a cooperative agreement.  The District Technician will work under direction of the SWCDs, with assistance from the TSSWCB and NRCS, as needed. The District Technician will be critically important in promoting the components of this project, including WQMP development and the availability of financial incentives, and encouraging participation from agricultural producers. 

Project Location: Plum Creek (Segment 1810) Watershed in Caldwell, Hays, and Travis Counties

Project Partners: Caldwell-Travis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD 304), Hays County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD 351), United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), Plum Creek Watershed Partnership (PCWP), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (Extension)

Total Costs: $165,000 (Federal)

Project Workplan: 22-10

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