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Illinois River/Eucha-Spavinaw Watershed Initiative

Illinois River Sub-Basin and Eucha Spavinaw Lake Watershed Initiative
 

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Regional Conservationists Office

    (202) 690-2196
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The Illinois River Sub-Basin and the Eucha-Spavinaw Lake Watershed provide drinking water for the urban center of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as many smaller nearby municipalities.

As part of the Illinois River Sub-Basin and Eucha-Spavinaw Lake Watershed Initiative, NRCS is working with its conservation partners in northwestern Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma to ensure an adequate supply of healthy drinking water for local residents. Utilizing Farm Bill conservation programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), NRCS is helping agricultural producers implement a suite of conservation practices that decrease agricultural runoff and nutrient-loading into rivers and streams.

Besides clean drinking water for Tulsa citizens, these conservation practices also will help benefit local recreation opportunities, since the Illinois River is designated a Scenic River.