Watershed Planning

Watershed Planning

World Water Monitoring Day
World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is a yearly opportunity for people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds to learn more about their local water resources while taking part in an important global water quality monitoring effort.

The monitoring tests are safe, easy and may be performed anytime from September 18 through October 18.

They include dissolved oxygen (DO), acidity (pH), turbidity (or clarity) and temperature. Macro invertebrate (“bugs”) studies may also be reported.

LDCD partners with Clear Creek Middle School 8th grade science class to monitor water quality on National Monitoring Day.

WWMD data will be published on-line each year at www.worldwatermonitoringday.org so people all over the world can see the monitoring results.

Last Modified on December 2, 2014

Water Quality

LDCD utilizes USDA incentive programs and alternative funding sources for new and continued water conservation projects.

Develops and maintains water systems for improvement, storage and conservation.

LDCD utilizes the Clear Creek Rapid Watershed Assessment to provide landowners leverage in addressing natural resource issues through USDA incentive programs and maintains partnerships for opportunities to address water storage, water availability and irrigation infrastructure through the Clear Creek Level I and Level II studies.

LDCD actively participates in the oversight of the Double Crossing, Crazy Woman, French Creek, Shell Creek and Clear Creek watersheds.

LDCD voluntarily addresses water quality issues for streams listed on the 303(d) Threatened & Impaired Waterbody list.

Monitoring Crazy Woman Creek

STATUS OF WATER QUALITY PROJECTS

SHELL CREEK

De-listed

CRAZY WOMAN

De-listed for Manganese pending approval of UAA

LITTLE NORTH FORK CRAZY WOMAN

On 2008 303(d) list of Impaired and Threatened Waterbodies

Working cooperatively with DEQ to de-list through monitoring results from 2008

 

EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROGRAM

None needed for 2011

 

CLEAR CREEK WATERSHED LEVEL I STUDY

LANDOWNER INITIATED

Focus:

· Water conservation

· Irrigation infra-structure

· Water storage opportunities

Co-sponsored with Sheridan County Conservation District and funded through the Wyoming Water Commission

Completed in 2011 (Click here to link to the final study.)

 

CLEAR CREEK WATERSHED LEVEL II STUDY

States West has begun conducting the Clear Creek Level II Study.  This will determine the feasibility of water storage for irrigation, which will involve a water storage study. If you have any questions, Please contact our office (307-684-2526).

Crazy Woman Canyon

Clear Creek Middle School 8th Grade Advanced Science Class Students on World Water Monitoring Day

Before EWP on Clear Creek

After EWP on Clear Creek

Clear Creek Level 1 Study