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Question

Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 11:52:59 -0700
From: Rick Simpson
Subject: [volmonitor] Information Inquiry Re: Watershed Management

Briefly:
I’m wondering if some of the Volunteer Monitor subscribers can help me.
I’m a volunteer whose doing routine background research and fact finding about real world, on-the-ground, practical watershed management success stories – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Practical examples of watershed management success stories/case studies would be helpful – we are trying to deal with integrated watershed management issues in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, a semi-arid desert area (consisting of four water-limited biogeoclimatic zones).
Any leads to web based information will be sincerely appreciated.
Thank you for your help.
Rick Simpson
volunteer director, Oceola Fish & Game Club (OFGC), Lake Country (Winfield), British Columbia, Canada
volunteer chair, OFGC, fisheries chair
volunteer co-chair, British Columbia  Wildlife Federation (BCWF) Region 8 (Okanagan/Okanogan РSimilkameen basins), fisheries committee
405 – 1938 Pandosy Street, British Columbia, Canada V1Y 1R7
Tel: 250-868-2535; Cel: 250-215-3171; Email: rls@telus.net

Responses

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:03:46 -0500
From: “Thorpe, Anthony Paul”
Subject: RE: [volmonitor] Information Inquiry Re: Watershed Management

This may apply, Rick.
The Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program data were used to document phosphorus reductions following a wastewater treatment plant upgrade. The plant discharges into a river that feeds one of our larger, and nicer, reservoirs. Expensive phosphorus reduction equipment was installed to reduce algae problems in the river and reservoir.
It is nice to be able to say the equipment is working. The money was well spent and perhaps other plant operators will be willing to upgrade to phoshorus reduction in the future.
Tony Thorpe
Coordinator, Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program
302 ABNR University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 1-800-895-2260
Fax: 573-884-5070

 

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:44:31 -0500
From: Steven Witmer
Subject: RE: [volmonitor] Information Inquiry Re: Watershed Management

Rick (and others),
You may already be aware of this, but the Summer 2002 issue of the Volunteer Monitor is titled “Success Stories.”¬† You might find some interesting information there if you have not already looked at it. Here is the link to the online copy:
Steve Witmer

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