The Allen County, Indiana Soil and Water Conservation District has received a Water Quality Planning Grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to develop a watershed management plan for the Flatrock Creek/ Auglaize River watershed. This watershed is located in the SE corner of Allen County, Indiana, the NE corner of Adams County, Indiana, and portions of Paulding and Van Wert Counties in Ohio. The grant period is Nov. 26, 2019 – Dec. 25, 2021.
What is a Watershed Management Plan?
A watershed management plan identifies problems and threats to water resources and develops a framework to address these issues. It is intended to be a practical tool with specific recommendations on practices to improve and sustain water quality.
Its primary purpose is to guide citizens, watershed coordinators, resource managers, policy makers, and community organizations to restore and protect water quality in the rivers, streams, and wetlands in the Flatrock/Auglaize watershed.
It is developed using a watershed planning process that includes steps to characterize existing conditions, identify and prioritize problems, define management objectives, and develop protection or remediation strategies.
This planning effort will be led by a Steering Committee comprised of local stakeholders (citizens, businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations…) who are most knowledgeable of the needs of the watershed.
|Matt Fuelling||Ebberts Field Seeds, Agribusiness|
|Brent Hoffman||Hoffman Bulldozing & Farm Services, Inc.|
|Greg Kneubuhler||G&K Concepts, Agribusiness|
|Larry Oberley||Town of Monroeville|
|Ron Roy||Ag Plus, Agribusiness|
|Barry Scherer||Adams County Regional Sewer District|
|Nathan Scherer||Adams County Health Department|
|Lindsey Bluhm||Indiana State Department of Agriculture|
|Tim Bomba||USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service|
|Jeremy Freimuth||Allen County Surveyors Office|
|Matt Jarrett||Allen County Surveyors Office|
|Brad Kohlhagen||Adams County Purdue Extension Service|
|Greg Lake||Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Tom Miller||Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Seth Owens||VanWert County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Sharon Partridge||Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Courtney Scherer||Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Stephanie Singer||The Nature Conservancy|
|Scott Thompson||Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Kristi Todd||Indiana Department of Environmental Management|
|Patrick Troyer||Paulding County Soil & Water Conservation Service|
|Sandy Voglewede||Adams County Soil & Water Conservation Service|
|Mike Werling||Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|James Wolff||Allen County Purdue Extension Service|
The project area covers 96,580 acres. For research and planning purposes, the total project area will be sub-divided into 5 subwatershed: Wildcat Creek; Headwaters Flatrock Creek; Bohnke Ditch; Hoffman Creek; and Brown Ditch.
For more information about the Flatrock/Auglaize Watershed Management Plan project, contact the Allen County SWCD.