Addressing Expiring CRP Lands in Priority Coldwater Watersheds

This project addressed the imminent threat to water quality in the state’s premier coldwater watersheds by promoting re-enrollment or soil conserving alternatives on expiring highly erodible CRP acres. NRCS provided funding for personnel to minimize impairments caused by sediment delivery into priority coldwater streams. The RC&D also partnered with the Iowa DNR on this project. The UIRW contains 4 of the 5 highest priority streams in the state and the UIRW, YRW and Paint Creek Watershed contain 8 of the 18 additional high priority streams.