$7.6M to be invested in improvements to Arkansas watershed districts
October 13, 2017 By Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
The United States Department of Agriculture will fund $7.6 million worth of improvements to two Arkansas watershed districts to help reduce flooding of cropland and grazing land, as well as improve water quality.
The Departee Creek Watershed Improvement District in Jackson and Independence counties will receive $5.7 million from the department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to create water control structures and conservation easements, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford said.
Big Slough, in Greene County, will receive $1.9 million to reduce floodwater damage to agricultural, residential and business areas and prevent sediment loading in the Big Slough Drainage Ditch and its tributaries. READ MORE
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