NSW Strategies - Jordan Lake
Effective August 2008, the Agriculture Rule that is part of the Jordan Water Supply Nutrient Strategy provides for a collective strategy for farmers to meet nitrogen loss reduction goals. The goals for this nutrient strategy are specified at the subwatershed level, and are compared to the 1997-2001 baseline period.
- Lower New Hope Subwatershed has a goal of no increase in nitrogen or phosphorus.
- Upper New Hope Subwatershed has a goal of 35% nitrogen loss reduction and 5% phosphorus reduction.
- Haw River Subwatershed has a goal of 8% nitrogen loss reduction and 5% phosphorus reduction.
A Watershed Oversight Committee (WOC) was established to implement the rule and to assist farmers with complying with the rule. All counties submitted their first annual report to the WOC in August 2012. Collectively, all three subwatersheds are meeting their nitrogen loss reductions.
Progress Reports for the Jordan Lake Agricultural Rule