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Posted June 18, 2013

The Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC) has completed the final version of the Oak Creek Watershed Improvement Plan (OCWIP) and it has been approved by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

 The OCWIP is a "living" document, however, and your comments, questions, or recommendations are always welcome by sending the OCWC an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by mail at:

Oak Creek Watershed Council
P.O. Box 732
Sedona AZ 86339

Thank you for your participation!


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PREMATTER
01 OCWIP 9-12-12 Prematter-1 Title Page, Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, Abbreviations Download This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CHAPTER 1: Background
02 OCWIP 9-12-12 Chapter-1-1

Pollutant of Concern... 1
Watershed Description... 2
Water Quality Concerns... 6
Evidence of Impairment... 6
Application of Water Quality Standards... 12
Critical Conditions... 16
TMDL Findings... 16
Past Efforts to Reduce E. coli Loading... 20
Plan Development... 20

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CHAPTER 2: Watershed Investigation
03 OCWIP 9-12-12 Chapter-2-1

Field survey methods & findings... 25
Water Quality Monitoring methods and focus... 25
Preliminary Monitoring Survey Findings... 31
Summary of Findings... 37
Findings supportive of past studies... 37
Findings unique to this this study... 40
Focus 1: Septic effluent interception by springs... 40
Focus 2: Stormwater delivery of E. coli to Oak Creek... 45
Social Survey Findings... 47
Potential Future Projects... 49

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CHAPTER 3: Watershed Improvement Strategy
04 OCWIP 9-12-12 Chapter-3-1

Best Management Practices Projects... 59
Load Reduction... 59
Cost-effectiveness comparison... 61
Other resources and barriers considered... 62
Other Recommendations... 64
Water Quality Monitoring... 64
Scientific investigations... 64
Conclusion... 66

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LITERATURE CITED
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APPENDICES
Appendix A – Data tables (11” X 17”)
07 Appendix A data tables 7-5-12 A-1-1

Tables A.1 – E. coli and DNA results - 4 pages

Table A.2 – Basic water quality - 4 pages

Table A.3 – Environmental conditions and streamflow - 6 pages

Table A.1

Table A.2

Table A.3

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Appendix B – Social Survey
10 Appendix-B OCWIP-Social-Survey-Results-032412-1

Summary report - 7 pages

Survey results questions 1-14 - 2 pages

Survey results question 15 - 1 page

Summary

Q1-14

Q15

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Appendix C – Best Management Practices (BMP) projects
13 Appendix-C BMP projects TOC-Intro TopPriority 9-12-12-1

Top Priority Projects

Second Tier Projects

Top

2nd Tier

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