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National Water Quality Initiative

In partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), we took a local approach to improve water quality by gathering your feedback to drive voluntary, on-farm soil and water conservation in our community. 


NWQI emphasizes working with landowners and producers to identify resource concerns on their land and generates resources for people in the watershed to address those resource concerns.

The Spring Creek-Union Flat watershed has a rich history of agricultural productivity and innovation. With 94% of land use dedicated to dryland agriculture, the adoption of management practices can have a significant influence on water quality.


However, conservation efforts in this watershed are primarily dependent on landowner and producer engagement. Survey input was collected to shape future planning efforts in the area.   

View the final report here.

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Spring Creek - Union Flat Subwatershed 

Whitman County, WA

For more information, please contact: 

Ryan Boylan, Research and Monitoring Program Lead

(509) 553-1847  |

For more information on NWQI, please visit the Natural Resource Conservation Service informational page here.

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