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News Release 089

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                
gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2014 Volume 42-14-089 

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks to receive $255,551 for Little Sac River restoration project

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has announced a $255,551 grant to the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks for restoration and improvements to the Little Sac River. The funding is provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

The project will focus on reducing bacteria in the Upper Little Sac River basin. The pollution reduction will be accomplished through implementation of recognized practices to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff.

The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks will provide a contribution of $172,910 over the life of the project, bringing the total cost of the project to $428,461. The project is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2017.

Water quality improvement efforts will include streambank stabilization, prescribed grazing systems, bank vegetative buffers and alternative livestock watering sources. Project partners will assist with implementation and performance monitoring of the selected practices.

The Department of Natural Resources will administer the funds and is committed to working with communities and businesses to assist with efforts to improve water quality in Missouri. For more information, visit the department’s Water Protection Program online.

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