Suwannee River Partnership Irrigation Water Enhancement Program (Implementation)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
State of Florida

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance
Education and Outreach
Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Lakes / Rivers
Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Nutrient loading from agricultural activities is a considerable environmental stressor to the Suwannee River and Estuary. With this program the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will oversee and work with the Suwannee River Partnership to build on a successful pilot program to improve irrigation system efficiency similar to the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (USDA-NRCS) Agricultural Water Enhancement Program. These irrigation system improvements will conserve water and energy, as well as reduce nutrient loading to water resources. Deliverables associated with this program include a list of enrollees, cost-share agreements with farmers, monitoring data, outreach and education workshops, educational written materials, and field-based BMP demonstrations.

Project Contact

Project Partners

United States Department of Agriculture, Farmers

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 716
Project Name: Suwannee River Partnership Irrigation Water Enhancement Program (Implementation)
SourceUID: EGID15
Latitude: 30.10259665
Longitude: -83.07514671
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Multiple
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Water Quality Restoration and Maintenance
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Monitoring and Observations
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Lakes / Rivers
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2023
Implementing Organization: State of Florida
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: United States Department of Agriculture, Farmers
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://www.restorethegulf.gov/sites/default/files/FPL_forDec9Vote_Errata_04-07-2016.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 3814000
DWH Funder: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
DWH Funder Type: Consortium
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan
DWH Dollar Amount : 2884000
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 930000
Completeness: C