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Edge of Field Water Quality Monitoring (NWQI watershed) Information

Edge of Field Water Quality Monitoring in Select National Water Quality Initiative Watershed - Jack's Bayou Watershed

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Announces funding for Edge of Field Water Quality Monitoring in Select Watershed project areas in Arkansas - News Release - Applications Due June 14, 2013

Farmers and landowners in Jack's Bayou Watershed in Arkansas have until June 14, 2013, to submit applications to receive financial assistance for a new project to monitor edge of field water quality on agricultural lands in targeted watersheds throughout the state. Applicants can sign up at their local U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service field service center.

Producers can use the data from water quality monitoring and evaluation to measure the effectiveness of conservation practices and systems such as nutrient management, cover crop, and irrigation water management.  Evaluation of conservation practice effectiveness through edge of field monitoring will lead to a better understanding of nutrient and sediment loading and will assist NRCS and participants in adapting or validating the application of conservation measures.

Funding for these projects comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for monitoring projects in 12-digit priority watersheds which have been targeted for funding.

Conservation Practices


Kenneth Lee (Programs)
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
(501) 301-3165

Nancy Young
State Resource Conservationist
(501) 301-3134

Dianne Schlenker
Initiatives Coordinator
(501) 301-3152