- A Watershed
Management Plan and Engineering
Feasibility Study have been completed for Juday Creek.
- The Elkhart
County SWCD has developed a Diagnostic Study for Dry Run, Whetten Ditch
and Solomon Creek, through the LARE program.
- The Michiana
Area Council of Governments prepared a management
plan for Baugo Creek/Wistler Ditch (PDF).
- A 205(j)
grant was issued to Elkhart County to prepare a watershed management
plan for Heaton Lake/Peterbaugh Creek Watershed.
- A 319
project will be started on the Pigeon River Watershed in LaGrange County.
- A LARE
project is ongiong in the Turkey Creek Watershed by the Steuben, LaGrange,
DeKalb and Noble SWCDs.
LARE projects have been conducted on lakes in Steuben, LaGrange and
Department of Environmental Management has awarded 319 grants to county-wide
and regional projects, as well as to subwatersheds.
View IDEM 319 projects by region at their website.
Current IDEM 319 grants, not specific to a subwatershed, include:
County Commissioners, Problematic Domestic Waste Disposal. The goal
of this project is to identify watersheds in Elkhart County impaired
by failing or absent septic systems. This has led to the development
of a Watershed Management Plan for Lower Yellow Creek.
Area Council of Governments, Educational Materials on Land Use Changes,
including Construction, and NPS Pollution.
Forever, Wetlands, Prairies and Vegetative Restoration Projects in the
St. Joseph River Watershed
County SWCD, Cost-share for Filter Strips, Alternative Watering Systems
and Fencing for Livestock. This 319 grant was used to hire staff to
work in LaGrange, Steuben, Elkhart, Noble, St. Joseph and Kosciusko
- WISE Project:
Developing an E. coli model for the St. Joseph River, a partnership
of the Cities of South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart.
Wodrich, IDEM, presentation at Kickoff Stakeholder Meeting for the St. Joseph
River TMDL. March 12, 2003.
C. Bauer, MDEQ, 3-17-03 email communication.
MDEQ. webpages of historic projects on old website. (www.deq.state.mi.us)
IDEM Office of Water Quality Website
IDNR Division of Soil Conservation Website
C. Farrell, Lawson-Fisher Assocaites, 5-16-03 email communication.
Interviews of stakeholders, Dec, 2003 - Feb, 2004.