NRCS Alabama Offers Funding to Protect Water Quality

Dan Alabama, Environment, Water

water qualityUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced that the agency is providing funding to protect water quality for residents living in two key watersheds in North Alabama.

Alabama State Conservationist, Ben Malone, notes designated sections of Swan Creek and Oakland Spring Branch-Beaver Dam Creek will be targeted. Eligible landowners are encouraged to visit their local USDA Service Center to apply by June 8, 2017 for conservation practices that will improve irrigation efficiency.

This project will address source water protection in the selected watersheds by implementing conservation practices that will aid in the protection and conservation of groundwater resources.

In addition, conservation practices will be implemented to efficiently utilize ground and surface waters used for cropland irrigation. These practices will also help sustain farming operations by maintaining available water resources, improving soil health, and reducing off site pollution.

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