Lindsay Creek Water Quality Improvement Project - Phase I

Project #: 260492  –   Updated: March 08, 2016

Project Summary

The Lindsay Creek Water Quality Improvement Project - Phase I addresses sediment, nutrient, stream temperature pollutants of concern identified in the Lindsay Creek TMDL. The project is located in Nez Perce County, Idaho near the City of Lewiston. The project has 4 components: 1) land treatments, 2) Road erosion inventory and assessment, 3) stream inventory and assessment, 4) water quality monitoring, and 5) outreach and education.

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Location (by county):
Nez Perce County (ID)

Watersheds:
Clearwater

Congressional Districts:
ID District 01

Bird Conservation Regions:
Great Basin

USFWS Regions:
Pacific Region

Project size:
229.11 acres

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Site 1 No
Site 3 No
Site 4 No
Site 2 No

Full Project Description

The Lindsay Creek Water Quality Improvement Project - Phase I addresses sediment, nutrient, stream temperature pollutants of concern identified in the Lindsay Creek TMDL. The project is located in Nez Perce County, Idaho near the City of Lewiston. The project has 4 components: 1) land treatments, 2) Road erosion inventory and assessment, 3) stream inventory and assessment, 4) water quality monitoring, and 5) outreach and education.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission
Improve aquatic habitat suitability, Reduce instream temperatures, reduce sediment delivery to the stream
Public Benefit
reductions in sediment and nutrient loading in the stream

Primary goals:

Reduce sediment delivery
Progress:

reduced sediment delivery from 500 acres of cropland by 3 tons/acre/year

Consistent with plans:

Watershed Plan
Lindsay Creek Agricultural TMDL Implementation Plan

Targeted Ecosystem Services:

  • Habitat/Biodiversity
  • Soil Conservation
  • Water Quality
  • Storm Water
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Targeted habitats:

    • Aquatic
      • Rivers and Streams
    • Human Habitats
      • Agriculture
        • Cultivated Crops
        • Rangeland
        • Vineyards, Berries, Orchards, Nursery
      • Urban and Residential
        • Urban Habitats (High Intensity Developed)
    • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
      • Marshes, Bogs and Emergent Wetlands

Targeted species were not provided for this project.

Actions

Project Actions
Water monitoring Show/Hide details
Other: stream inventory Show/Hide details
Soil monitoring Show/Hide details
Plant native riparian, wetland or aquatic vegetation Show/Hide details
Manage sediment inputs Show/Hide details
Maintain or create natural stream buffers Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
EPA through Idaho Dept of Environmental Quality (Federal Government) Show/Hide details
Technical Assistance
In-Kind Contribution
landowners Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   Yes

Please describe your monitoring activity.

photo point, water quality gauging station

What lessons have been learned and/or what suggestions do you have for similar activities?

poison hemlock control needs to begin 2 years prior to riparian restoration activities in order to reduce competition to a manageable level. The use of landscape fabric in the plantings reduced weed control costs significantly and also had secondary benefits of soil moisture savings in the hot summer months at this elevation.

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Organization

Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation Districts
(Local Government)

Primary Contact

Brenda Knoll  (Operations Manager)
Nez Perce Soil and Water Conservation District
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Partners

  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
  • USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • City of Lewiston
  • Nez Perce County
  • private landowners

Project Photos

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