Lee Creek Watershed
EPA Region 6 Technical Assistance Branch announced the Lee Creek Watershed Management Plan had been accepted. This Watershed Management Plan (WMP) has been developed based primarily on evaluation/analysis of existing watershed monitoring data collected by the Fort Smith Utility over the past several years, then integrated with the existing water resource management documents and new data collected during Phase 1 and Phase 2 of this project to form a comprehensive WMP. The WMP includes identification of critical sub-watersheds at a small scale (~12 digit HUC) and ranked implementation measures to reduce non-point source pollution loading from critical areas. This WMP will be used to direct watershed protection activities and watershed restoration activities, with the ultimate goal being an immediate reduction of pollutant loading and protection of the watershed and associated reservoir source water into the future.