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Community Watershed Planning: Vandalia, Missouri

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Abstract

Many U.S. waterbodies classified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “impaired” will ultimately require formal watershed management plans to reduce loading of specific pollutants. Citizen involvement in the planning process is crucial for the plans to be locally appropriate and sustainable. Excessively high levels of atrazine herbicide in Vandalia, Missouri’s drinking water reservoir led to the need for a watershed management plan that reduced atrazine levels to acceptable public health levels. University of Missouri Extension forged relationships among farmers, agencies and townspeople and facilitated community dialog that led to development of watershed management plan citizens were willing to act on.

Keywords

Environmental Protection Agency Total Maximum Daily Load Natural Resource Conservation Service Drinking Water Reservoir Missouri Department 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Downing
    • 1
  • Robert Broz
  • Lois Wright Morton
  1. 1.Agricultural Extension-Food Science & NutritionUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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