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Watershed Restoration & Protection Studies (319 Monitoring) - Bee Lake

Partners:
- Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
- Delta Farmers Advocating Resource Management (Delta F.A.R.M.)
Period of Project: July 2006-Present

Introduction

The primary pollution concerns in Bee Lake are suspended sediment, nutrients, and organic enrichment. Mitigation efforts (structural and non-structural practices) in the Bee Lake watershed have been implemented, primarily to control the amounts of suspended sediment leaving agricultural fields and entering the lake at various locations. The purpose of monitoring in Bee Lake is to document changes in suspended-sediment concentrations and loads in runoff entering Bee Lake, and concentrations in the lake during the life of the project to evaluate restoration and remediation efforts. Delta Wildlife was responsible for development of the Bee Lake Watershed Implementation Plan, which documents all of the mitigation activities, as well as, their locations in the Bee Lake watershed.

Bee Lake study area map showing location of two monitoring sites.

Bee Lake study area map showing location of two monitoring sites.



Photo 1. BMP installed at Bee Lake Tributary Number 1 near Thornton, MS.

Photo 1. BMP installed at Bee Lake Tributary Number 1 near Thornton, MS.



Photo 2. Looking downstream from BMP at Bee Lake Tributary Number 1 near Thornton, MS.

Photo 2. Looking downstream from BMP at Bee Lake Tributary Number 1 near Thornton, MS.



Photo 3. Bee Lake near Thornton, MS.

Photo 3. Bee Lake near Thornton, MS.



Monitoring Locations

Monitoring efforts include collection of data at two primary locations: a lake site and a runoff site. At the lake site, monitoring efforts included real-time monitoring of temperature, specific conductance, and turbidity. At the runoff site, monitoring efforts include collection of stream flow data, automated water-quality samples, and precipitation data. The lake site monitoring has been discontinued. Sediment control BMPs were installed prior to monitoring at the runoff location; therefore, no pre-BMP data were collected. However, data collected post-BMP will be compared to other similar watersheds with conventional practices. In addition, nutrient BMPs are planned for the near future in this area, and nutrient data collection will be added at this site.

1. Bee Lake Tributary Number 1 near Thornton, MS
USGS Site Number: 330304090210100
Lat 33° 03' 04"
Long 90° 21' 01"
Site Duration: July 8, 2007-Present

2. Bee Lake near Thornton, MS
USGS Site Number: 330359090194135
Lat 33° 03' 59"
Long 90° 19' 41"
Site Duration: October 2005 - February 2008

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