DISTRICT AND PARTNER SPONSORED PROGRAMS
Emergency Watershed Protection
During the fiscal year of 2007, the Conservation District accepted permanent
Agricultural Conservation Easements on 1,078 acres in the Tokeena Crossroads
In fiscal year 2008, the District added 150 more acres with the acceptance
of their 12th Conservation Easement.
During 2009, the District accepted their 13th Conservation Easement adding
another 115 acres in the Brasstown Community.
of Seneca Tropical Storm Cindy EWP Project, Fiscal Year 2007
The District sponsored a project to repair
damage by Tropical Storm Cindy to a highly populated residential area.
The 5 sites, totaling 22 stretches of stream, threatened homes,
outbuildings, driveway, and sewer lines. Debris and fallen trees were
cleared from the streams to alleviate flooding, while eroding banks were
anchored with 1,420 feet of rip rap. The project totaled $86,000.
of Walhalla Tropical Storm Cindy EWP Project, Fiscal Year 2008
A second project, totaling $112,000 was
sponsored the the OSWCD to repair streambank erosion in two critical areas.
The first, a Walhalla Recreational Baseball Park, had severe bank failure
endangering several sewer lines. The second included a small tributary
bisection a socially and economically disadvantaged minority community.
The quality of the stream was further compromised by old clay sewer lines
buried in the streambed. The sewer lines were repaired/replaced and
rip rap secured the banks from further erosion. Together the two
projects exceeded 1,000 linear feet of stream protection work.
Conservation on the Ground
For Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008
Plans were written for 8,212 Acres
Conservation Practices applied to 6,289 Acres
83% of all conservation practices applied serve to improve water
Inventory & Evaluations
for Technical Assistance
The District continues to provide technical
assistance to many homeowners experiencing flooding, drainage, and
erosion issues. Along with these requests for resource
concerns are determinations of pond feasibility for recreational
fishing. The District provides survey, design and construction
assistance for ponds utilized for livestock water and/or irrigation.