Agricultural BMP's for the Mount Rock Spring Watershed Project
Funded by Pennsylvania's Growing Greener Program
Mount Rock Spring is a sub-watershed of the Conodoguinet Creek (Figure 1) and is listed on the Year 2000 303(d) list
of impaired streams and rivers published by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). A source
of impairment is agriculture and the cause for that impairment is nutrients, which was listed in 1996 and is medium
priority. Agriculture is listed again as a source of impairment with siltation as the cause of impairment, which was
listed in 1998 and is medium priority.
A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) has been developed for this
sub-watershed and approved by EPA. Our goal is to improve the water quality in this watershed to help meet
the TMDL. Improving the water quality in this watershed will improve the main stem of the Conodoguinet as well
because Mt. Rock Spring flows into the Conodoguinet.
Figure 1. Location of Mt. Rock Spring Watershed in Cumberland County
The following table of Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMP's) shows the breakdown of BMP's and which
farm they were installed on.
|Concrete Manure Storage Structure
|Manure Transfer System
|Concrete barnyard with Curbing
Sediment Basin and Holding Tank
Discharge Manifold and Grass Filter Area