The Lake Galena Watershed citizens wish to protect the agricultural industry, water, wildlife and other natural resources with proactive techniques that maximize local control.
The people who live in the Lake Galena Watershed have come together to address concerns within the watershed. There are two types of problems that exist. One is erosion control, the second is flooding. Both have an adverse impact on Lake Galena, primarily sedimentation and excessive phosphorus levels. The purpose of the watershed plan is to determine the conditions of the watershed, identify the assets, and recommend management actions. The plan identifies sources of pollution and erosion and offers recommendations for remediation of these problems. These include, but are not limited to, land planning and best management practices (BMPs) for reducing nonpoint source pollution and controlling storm water flooding. All the stakeholders met, their concerns were identified, a resource inventory was conducted, and the data analyzed. From this information we will continue to develop engineering plans and implement them. As implementation proceeds we will evaluate the plan and make adjustments as necessary