Techniques for managing polluted runoff from nonpoint source pollution through irrigation water management.
2012-2013 Update: With an established framework for understanding and applying human dimension issues to watershed management in place, the “Social Indicators” initiative advances to the next level of organizing, coordinating and delivering trainings to water resource, conservation and extension professionals. Initiative leaders from University of Wisconsin, Ohio State University and Purdue University, with the support of the Great Lakes Regional Water Program, have already created a Social Indicators for Planning and Evaluation System (SIPES) along with the Social Indicators Data Management and Analysis (SIDMA) tool focused on polluted runoff. Anticipated outcomes of this year’s funded initiative include an increased awareness of SIPES/SIDMA, increased knowledge of social indicators for watershed management by conservation professionals, increased use of SIPES/SIDMA for planning and evaluation of watershed management and the increased use of social data in watershed management efforts.
The objective of the SWAT Model is to predict the effect of management decisions on water, sediment, nutrient and pesticide yields with reasonable accuracy on large, ungaged river basins. Available for download on web.
The Office of Soil & Water Conservation provides financial assistance, administrative support, centralized direction and coordination to Louisiana’s 44 Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) which provide conservation planning services to landowners within their individual districts. SWCDs are local units of state government with capabilities very unique to any other form of state or local government, due mainly to their capability of entering private property at the request of landowners to plan and/or construct various conservation systems. SWCDs are established at the request of resident landowners from within the proposed SWCD. Each SWCD is governed by board of 5 supervisors, 3 locally elected and 2 appointed by the SWCC. These supervisors are landowners or farm operators from within the SWCD and represent local conservation needs and concerns. Each SWCD typically hires 2 or more employees to assist in carrying out conservation planning, office administration, conservation program administration, conservation education, and similar duties. SWCDs are funded by the State Legislature and through self generated income. Each of Louisiana’s 44 SWCDs are assisted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
SoilWeb: An Online Soil Survey Browser online soil survey can be used to access USDA-NCSS detailed soil survey data (SSURGO) for most of the United States. SoilWeb allows to explore mapped soil survey areas using an interactive Google map and view detailed information about map units and their components. This app runs in your web browser and is compatible with desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones.
A web-based geographic data viewer showing master plan boundary, Coastal Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) stations and data, sand source projects, and coastal management permits and consistency information. LDNR also represented by this tool.
The toolkit offers effective steps that source water protection professionals working at the state level can take to build partnerships with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to get more agricultural conservation practices on the ground to protect sources of drinking water. Developed by the Source Water Collaborative, a group composed of 23 organizations working together to protect sources of drinking water, with support from EPA and in consultation with NRCS, the toolkit includes insightful tips and highlights specific opportunities states can take advantage of immediately. In addition, the Source Water Collaborative is working with the National Association of Conservation Districts to develop a locally-focused supplement to the toolkit to provide a step-by-step process for collaborating with conservation districts.
Established in LAC 33:IX Chapter 9, establishes requirements for contingency planning and implementation of operating procedures and best management practices to prevent and control the discharge of pollutants resulting from spill events. Regulations are applicable to all substances listed in LAC 33:I.3931, oil as defined in LAC 33:IX.901.D and any other substance that administrative authority declares sufficient danger of pollution of state waters.
Spreadsheet used to provide gross estimates of sediment and nutrient load reductions from the implementation Best Management Practices for various land uses.
The 1978 Louisiana State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act, La. RS. 49:214.21 et seq, authorized the LDNR's Coastal Management program and the development, at the parish level, of local coastal management programs (LCPs). The Louisiana Coastal Resources Program (LCRP) is responsible for conservation, protection, management, and enhancement or restoration of Louisiana’s coastal resources. After receiving federal and state approval, Parish level local coastal management programs become the permitting authority for coastal uses of local concern defined as "those uses which directly and significantly affect coastal waters and are in need of coastal management but are not uses of state concern and which should be regulated primarily at the local level if the local government has an approved program" (RS. 49:214.25.A.2).