2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Bear Creek: A Watershed Management Plan
Dawa Y. Sherpa
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor

Watershed management plans (WMP) are encouraged by regulatory agencies, such as the EPA, and are needed to help protect the landscape and public water supplies for local communities. A watershed is a section of land in which all rainfall or water influx drains to a low point that is often a lake, river, or stream. Bear Creek flows through Truman campus and constitutes the headwaters of a larger watershed known as Upper Bear Creek, which drains into the North Fork Salt River. In response to recent efforts to restore water quality within Bear Creek on the Truman campus, I have drafted a preliminary WMP, that includes 1) water quality concerns, 2) management measures for critical areas, and 3) public participation. This presentation will include specific management practices and emphasize the need for participation and support from the local community to maintain the water quality of Bear Creek.

Keywords: Bear Creek, Water Quality, Truman State University , Public Participation, Watershed

Topic(s):Biology
Chemistry
Interdisciplinary

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 206-1
Location: MG 2001
Time: 11:00

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