NSW Strategies - Falls Lake Oversight Committee
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.
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 Progress Reportsfor the Falls Lake Agriculture Rule (15 A NCAC 02B.0280)
For more information contract:
Joey Hester, NPS Planning Coordinator