The structure benefits 421 acres and reduces sediment delivery to Rathbun Lake by 568 tons each year and reduces phosphorous delivery by 1,306 pounds.
Secretary Northey praised the efforts of those working on the water quality projects in both the Fox River and Rathbun Lake watersheds. “It has been encouraging to see everything that is being done in both of these watersheds to protect our drinking water and it’s beginning to grab the attention of the public,” said Northey. “We need to continue to do what we know how to do and that is protecting our soil and water,” he continued.
For more information, contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Corydon (641) 872-1350 or in Chariton at (641) 774-2512.