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Nutrient Reduction on Dairy Farms in Washington Parish

Implementing Organization

US Department of Agriculture

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,500,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

The project will improve water quality in Washington Parish through improved land management practices that reduce nutrient and sediment runoff from dairy operations. Implementation of land management practices using existing USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practice standards (CPS) and specifications will be the primary tool used to reduce erosion and nutrient inputs in the watershed. The proposed conservation practices will reduce the loss of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment, which contribute to water quality impairments in streams and downstream receiving waters, from the landscape. Improved water quality in Washington Parish will ultimately benefit all estuarine and marine resources of coastal Louisiana.

Contact

Ronald Howard
(601) 790-3754
ron.howard@ms.usda.gov
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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