OCWIP – Planning Process

OCWIP – Planning Process

Tasks in Developing the WIC, WIP & BMP Implementation The planning process – from developing a Watershed Improvement Coalition, and subsequent smaller decision-making group, Watershed Improvement Committee (WIC) to developing a Watershed Improvement Plan (WIP) and the implementation best management practices (BMPs) mitigating for E. coli – requires multiples tasks. As an overview of the planning process, the tasks involved begin with…

OCWIP – Project Goals & Objectives

OCWIP – Project Goals & Objectives

The Water Quality Improvement Grant funds will be used to identify and mitigate sources of E. coli bacteria loading within the Oak Creek watershed so that this pollutant can be removed from Arizona’s “impaired” waters list. This will be accomplished in two phases. Phase I is a year-long process that begins with the primary objective of developing a watershed improvement coalition, a…

OCWIP – Project Summary

OCWIP – Project Summary

The Oak Creek watershed comprises approximately 300,000 acres in central Arizona and includes five major tributaries between the headwaters in Fry Canyon and the confluence with the Verde River south of Cornville. In spite of multiple efforts and funding during the last 20 years to identify and eliminate sources of fecal contamination to Oak Creek, impairment by the fecal coliform…

OCWIP – Social Survey

OCWIP – Social Survey

February 1, 2012 From: Barry Allan, Executive Director Dear Oak Creek Watershed Resident… Oak Creek is the 50-mile thread that weaves together the fabric of our watershed community, as well as being vital to its economic, recreational and natural future.  The Oak Creek Watershed Council is committed to preserving the integrity of Oak Creek and recognizes that its stewardship must be…

OCWIP – Public Notification to Land Owners

OCWIP – Public Notification to Land Owners

July 4, 2011 Dear Property Owner: As you are probably aware, Oak Creek has been classified by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) as “impaired” because of a persistent problem with the fecal coliform Escherichia coli (E. coli). Persistence of E. coli in the watershed may result from multiple sources, and ADEQ has awarded our group a grant to identify those sources and…

Watershed Based Plan

Watershed Based Plan

November 7th, 2002 Approved at a general meeting of the Oak Creek Watershed Council This Watershed Based Plan (formerly Watershed Restoration Action Strategy…WRAS) took over two years to prepare and represents the combined efforts of all members of the Oak Creek Watershed Council. A special thanks to Doug Cullinane, P.E., for his effort writing the first draft and subsequent revisions.…