Click any of the colored subwatersheds to learn more about the issues found at that location. The Agriculture Index prioritizes subwatersheds using geographic data and analyses that quantify the level of agricultural activity in a subwatershed.
Click any of the colored subwatersheds to learn more about the explicit conditional issues found at that location. The Septic Index score prioritizes subwatersheds using geographic data and analyses that consider the concentration of homes in a watershed and the likelihood of septic failure.
In order to prioritize areas more effectively for restoration with regard to fecal coliform pollution in the Muddy Creek watershed, Downstream Strategies conducted an analysis of the available land cover and water quality data in the region. Shown in Google Earth are the syntheses of these analyses, which will help guide project development for the restoration of streams within the Muddy Creek watershed.
The summary of the analyses are shown on both the Agriculture and Septic priority and index maps, Each small subwatershed is color coded, based on its priority, which was derived from the prioritization analysis, detailed in Appendix A of the updated watershed-based plan.The color coding is shown in the legend below.