Jefferson County


Project Name Summary/Additional Information
Coon Creek Illegal Dump Clean-up For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Environmental and Economic Analysis of Switch grass Production for Water Quality Improvement in Northeast Kansas - Part 1 & 2 The objective of this project is to determine the water quality benefits of planting switch grass on parcels of cropland having steeper slopes in northeast Kansas. In addition to determining the pollutant load reduction resulting from such an action, an economic analysis of harvesting switch grass for energy production will be performed. This analysis for the Perry Reservoir watershed was completed at less cost than anticipated which permits the expansion of the analysis to northeast Kansas.
Glacial Hills Clean Water Neighbor Exposition For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Jefferson Co./Perry Lake Water Quality Protection Project This project is in a Category I watershed with TMDLs for fecal coliform bacteria. It has also been the focal point for a state designated Pesticide Management Area for the past several years. The goal of this project was to lend financial and technical assistance to the Jefferson County Conservation District to develop and implement water quality protection measures. The target area is the county, however, specific emphasis was being placed on Perry Reservoir due to its public water supply status. Water quality protection education and demonstrations are planned. A no-till drill for implementing buffer strips was purchased under shares by KDHE and the District. A database will be created to account for participants, acres of buffer, types of planting etc. The District also entered into lease agreements with the Army Corps of Engineers to enable water quality protection measures to be implemented on Corps owned land. Other practices will be promoted as needed or as recommended by KDHE. The manager has atten
Slough Creek Wetland & Riparian Education Area 1 & 2 For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Students for Clean Water For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
TMDL On-site Wastewater Education For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.