Clarks Creek Water Quality Project

General Information

Sponsored by:
Flint Hills RC&D
Start Date:
December 31, 2007
Address:
711 Southwind Drive
Junction City, KS 66441 United States

Email:
angela.beavers@ks.usda.gov

Geographical Information:

Surrounding water bodies:

The Clarks Creek watershed, including Humbolt Creek.

Watershed Description:

The Clarks Creek watershed covers 255 square miles extending from Morris County through Geary County and ending at the confluence of the creek with the Kansas River just outside of Ogden, Kansas. HUC 10270101010 and 10270101020.

Project Goals & Objectives:

  • Quantity
  • Groundwater
  • Surface water
  • Pollution
  • Conservation
  • Restoration

Project Achievements:

The Project has thus far conducted an informational meeting for approximately 50 landowners and producers on Livestock Winter Feeding Sites. We have provided information about the project by participating in the Geary County Range Tour and through a series of stakeholder meetings held through the watershed. We have provided cost-share for the installation of a native grass buffer around the wellheads of Morris County RWD #1 which are located at the bottom of the watershed. These wells provide water to nearly 1200 homes throughout Morris and Geary County. In conjunction with the other WRAPS in Geary County we sponsored a "Test Your Well Night" at the Geary County Fair.

Current Project Partners:

  • Geary County Conservation District

Copyright 2018 Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy
This project funded in part through the Kansas Water Office, with appropriations from the Kansas Water Plan Fund; and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, through EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grant # C9007405-11.