North Fork Watershed Association
Friday, September 22, 2017

North Fork Watershed Assessment & Restoration Plan

 

The North Fork Watershed Association was the recipient of a Growing Greener Grant in June, 2004.  The grant was for $100,000 and involved assessing the North Fork Watershed through comprehensive water and soil monitoring programs which assisted in creating the restoration plan.  The Jefferson County Conservation District was the project sponsor for this grant.

Concern over acid deposition and its affects on the watershed has been the primary reason for these specific evaluation efforts and for the initiation of the intensive monitoring events.  Regular monitoring of water quality and flow was to be done every 6 weeks beginning in June, 2004 for a total of 18 months.  The samples were taken from 25 separate sites located within the watershed.  The results helped to determine if the low pH found in the North Fork and it's tributaries was chronic or episodic.  Check the water monitoring link for more information concerning dates and results of these monitoring events.