Title

CWI Monitoring For Lycoming County Conservation District’S Wolf Run Restoration Project

Item Type

Poster

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

Session

Poster session

Start Date

26-10-2018 8:00 PM

End Date

26-10-2018 9:59 PM

Keywords

Muncy Creek, Wolf Run, agriculture, stream restoration, BMP

Description

In 2018 the Lycoming County Conservation District completed restoration projects at 2 of the 4 sites along Wolf Run (Lycoming County). Wolf Run is a tributary to Muncy Creek watershed and drains into the West Branch Susquehanna River. Pervious study indicated impairment due to non-point agriculture run off, limited or absent riparian buffers, and there is a high rate of bank erosion. In 2013, the DEP completed a TDML (Total Maximum Daily Load) for the Wolf Run Watershed. In this document, the DEP recommended putting in: stream bank stabilizations, riparian buffers, heavy use area protection, and manure storage. Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for heavy use area protection and manure management started in 2014. Bank stabilization is designed to stabilize 2,880 feet of stream bank and will prevent 397.80 pounds of Nitrogen, 182.70 pounds of Phosphorus, and 69.4 tons of sediment will be prevented from entering Wolf Run. Clean Water Institute Interns were tasked with completing a survey prior to the start of the restoration projects. This survey included, water chemistry, coliform sampling, fisheries survey, and macroinvertebrate samples were taken. Orthophosphate and Total Phosphorous were found to exceed the healthy water quality concentrations. Total number of fish caught over two years was 686 (representing 15 different species). The Index of Biological Integrity was also used and no sites in 2017 and 2018 were impaired (#60). This is the second year of the preliminary survey. The Lycoming County Conservation District is planning to finish this project in the fall of 2019.

Language

eng

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Oct 26th, 8:00 PM Oct 26th, 9:59 PM

CWI Monitoring For Lycoming County Conservation District’S Wolf Run Restoration Project

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

In 2018 the Lycoming County Conservation District completed restoration projects at 2 of the 4 sites along Wolf Run (Lycoming County). Wolf Run is a tributary to Muncy Creek watershed and drains into the West Branch Susquehanna River. Pervious study indicated impairment due to non-point agriculture run off, limited or absent riparian buffers, and there is a high rate of bank erosion. In 2013, the DEP completed a TDML (Total Maximum Daily Load) for the Wolf Run Watershed. In this document, the DEP recommended putting in: stream bank stabilizations, riparian buffers, heavy use area protection, and manure storage. Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for heavy use area protection and manure management started in 2014. Bank stabilization is designed to stabilize 2,880 feet of stream bank and will prevent 397.80 pounds of Nitrogen, 182.70 pounds of Phosphorus, and 69.4 tons of sediment will be prevented from entering Wolf Run. Clean Water Institute Interns were tasked with completing a survey prior to the start of the restoration projects. This survey included, water chemistry, coliform sampling, fisheries survey, and macroinvertebrate samples were taken. Orthophosphate and Total Phosphorous were found to exceed the healthy water quality concentrations. Total number of fish caught over two years was 686 (representing 15 different species). The Index of Biological Integrity was also used and no sites in 2017 and 2018 were impaired (#60). This is the second year of the preliminary survey. The Lycoming County Conservation District is planning to finish this project in the fall of 2019.