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Your Views on Local Water Resources-SURVEY
LaPorte County SWCD Receives Lake and River Enhancement Grant
Education Factoid - What is a Watershed? | Resources

GALENA PLAN IS COMPLETED AND APPROVED BY STATE!
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Your Views on Local Water Resources-SURVEY

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, the LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Purdue University are conducting this survey in order to identify the needs and concerns in your community regarding water quality for the Little Calumet-Galien Watershed.

You should have received this letter in the mail. Hard copies of the survey will be mailed out soon. For more information about the Natural Resources Conservation Service, please contact Theresa Wojkovich at Theresa.Wojkovich@in.usda.gov or at (219) 324-6303.  For information regarding the survey, please contact Linda Prokopy at lprokopy@purdue.edu or at (765) 494-0825.  Final survey results will be posted at www.iaswcd.org/icp/survey.html and will be available March 2012.  Thank you in advance for your help!

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LaPorte County SWCD Receives Lake and River Enhancement Grant

The LaPorte County SWCD has received a grant from the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the amount of $29,700. The grant will be used to complete a Diagnostic Study in the Galena River Watershed.

The project is intended to complement a similar study that was previously completed for downstream areas of the watershed in Berrien County, Michigan. The entire watershed across both states is 112,222 acres in size. The total size of the current project area within the State of Indiana (LaPorte and St. Joseph counties) is approximately 29,000 acres.

The purposes of the project are to:

  1. Describe condition and trends in selected stream(s) and its (their) watershed(s)
  2. Identify potential nonpoint source water quality problems
  3. Prioritize potential watershed land treatment projects
  4. Propose specific direction for future work
  5. Predict and assess success factors for meeting water quality goals
  6. Meet funding eligibility requirements for IDNR LARE, IDEM Section 319, and the Lake Michigan Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program.

LaPorte County Soil & Water Conservation District - LaPorte County SWCD Receives Lake and River Enhancement Grant

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Education Factoid - What is a Watershed?

From the US Environmental Protection Agency’s website:

A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is:

"That area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community."

Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state, and national boundaries. No matter where you are, you're in a watershed!

LaPorte County Soil & Water Conservation District - Education Factoid - What is a Watershed?

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Resources

GALENA PLAN IS COMPLETED AND APPROVED BY STATE!
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Galena River Watershed Management Plan
Second Stakeholder Meeting
May 13, 2010
(PDF)

Galena River Watershed Management Plan
Fifth Steering Committee Meeting
November 5, 2009
(PDF)

August Meeting TMDL Summary
(PDF)

Galena River Watershed Management Plan
First Kickoff Stakeholder Meeting
June 3, 2009
(PDF)

Galena River Watershed Management Plan
Second Steering Committee Meeting
July 1, 2009
(PDF)

Galena River Watershed Management Plan
Third Steering Committee Meeting
August 6, 2009
(PDF)

Galena River Watershed
Watershed Characteristics
(PDF)

Total Maximum Daily Load for Escherichia coli (E. coli) For the Galena River Watershed:
La Porte and St. Joseph Counties
July 13, 2009
(PDF)

Galena River Watershed Management Plan
Habitat & Macroinvertebrate Assessment
(PDF)

LaPorte County Soil & Water Conservation District - Galena River Watershed
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LaPorte County Soil & Water Conservation District - Map of Laporte County
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