Nutrient Strategies

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The National Tribal Water Council in partnership with EPA and USDA NRCS have combined resources in order for Tribes to have one stop shopping on questions related to Nutrient reduction in their Tribal waters. This is a work in progress and will be changing periodically. Our goal is to provide a web based site for Tribes seeking information on how to reduce nutrient inputs to their Tribal Waters. This site will have Tribal Success stories on Nutrient reduction as well as links to other resources which can provide Tribes with information on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for nutrient reduction. The NTWC suggests Tribes review the Tribal Success Stories first as there may be solutions to your nutrient loading issues that other Tribes have faced. Following that, please go on to the USDA page to gather more information.

Tribal Success Stories:

1. Peoria Tribe Region-6 2. Pin Snow Mountain ATV Trail Project
3. Pyramid Lake Pauite Region-9 4. Third Lake – Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

USDA Guidelines:

1. GM 180 Part 409 Cons Plng 2. GM 190 Part 402 Nutrient Management
3. GM 190 Part 405 Subpart A General 4. GM 190 Part 405 Subpart B Policy
5. GM 190 Part 405 Subpart C Responsibilities CNMP 6. GM 190 Part 405 Subpart D CNMP FA and TA
7. GM 210 Part 402 Professional Engineering Practice 8. NI 190 Part 302 Nutrient Management Policy Implementation
9. NI 190 Part 304 CNMPT Technical Criteria 10. NI 190 Part 308 Manure Mgt for EQIP and CNMP
11. NRCS American Indian POC Directory 12. Nutrient Management – Concept to Implementation
13. USDA Regional and State Conservationists List

Other Reports:

1. Annual 2011 Report on Oakland Bay Clean Water District 2. Update Report for Mason County PIC Program
3. CEAP Watershed Webcast PPT

New USGS Water Quality Tracking Tool for Rivers and Streams.

The USGS has developed a new online graphical data tool that tracks water quality in the nation’s rivers and streams. The tool can be used to: Compare recent water‐quality Big Cove 3conditions to long‐term conditions (1993‐2013) at each site; Download water‐quality datasets (streamflow, concentrations, and loads); and Evaluate nutrient loading to coastal areas and large tributaries throughout the Mississippi River Basin. The tool also provides annual summaries of nutrient and sediment concentrations and loading information that can provide water resource managers with timely information to track how loadings and concentrations are changing over time in response to nutrient reduction actions. Graphical summaries are available for 106 river and stream sites monitored as part of the USGS’s National Water‐Quality Network for Streams and Rivers. Pesticide data will also be included in future updates.

Access the online tool here

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