NSW Strategies - Falls Lake Oversight Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Watershed Oversight Committee is to guide the implementation of the Agriculture Rule.  This committee is charged with developing tracking and accounting methods for nitrogen and phosphorus loss from agricultural land in the Falls Lake Watershed. The Agriculture Rule was adopted in January 2011, members of the committee were appointed by the Division of Water Quality in Summer 2011, and the committee began meeting in August 2011.

Members

The composition of the committee is specified in the rule, and includes the following representatives: 

  • Division of Soil and Water Conservation
  • United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (shall serve in an "ex-officio" non-voting capacity and shall function as a technical program advisor to the Committee) 
  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
  • Division of Water Quality
  • Three environmental interests, at least two of which are residents of the Jordan watershed
  • General farming interests
  • Pasture-based livestock interests 
  • Equine livestock interests
  • Cropland farming interests
  • The scientific community with experience related to water quality problems in the Jordan watershed.

A complete list of members with contact information is available here.

Annual Report

Initial Assessment of Agricultural Operations’ Stage 1 Reductions Falls Reservoir Water Supply Nutrient Strategy: Agriculture (15 A NCAC 02B.0280) for the Baseline Period (2006) through Crop Year 2011

Meeting Minutes

Meeting 1- August 2011

Meeting 2 - November 2011

Meeting 3 - December 2011

Meeting 4 -January 2012

Meeting 5-February 2012

Meeting 6- March 2012

Support Material

Nitrogen Loss Estimation Worksheet- Aggregate Information

Jordan Lake Accounting Methodology

Falls Lake Accounting Methodology

Upcoming Meetings

TBA

 

 

 

NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Pat Harris, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27604
Phone: 919.733.2302; FAX: 919.715.3559