Pensacola Bay and Perdido River Watersheds - Nutrient Reduction
US Department of Agriculture
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance
The project will improve water quality in the Pensacola Bay watershed through improved land management practices that reduce nutrient and sediment runoff. 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 from the landscape, which contributes to water quality impairments in streams and downstream receiving waters. Improved water quality in the Pensacola Bay Watershed will ultimately benefit estuarine and marine resources of coastal Florida.