LOUISIANA CLEAN WATERS PROGRAM
Nonpoint Source Pollution Watershed Assessments
Yellow Water & Ponchatoula Creeks
Nonpoint source pollution is a type of water pollution that is not generated from a discrete conveyance, such as a discharge pipe, but is generated during rainfall events.
Capital RC&D Council has been awarded a watershed assessment contract for the Yellow Water and Ponchatoula Creeks in southern Tangipahoa Parish. The assessment is part of the Louisiana Clean Waters Program through the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
The goal of this 12 month assessment is to identify nonpoint source pollution relative contributions in these watersheds, monitor water quality, provide public education in improving water quality to polluting entities, build a coalition of partners to achieve water quality improvement and bring our community together to learn about toxins from nonpoint source water pollution and their effects on community health.
We hope that through the watershed assessment of these two creeks, problems can be identified, solutions developed and long term planning takes place. It is our intention to reduce nonpoint source pollution and to ultimately improve water quality in Tangipahoa Parish.