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Kickapoo Tribe stabilizes streambanks, prevents pollution with water project

A set of eroding streambanks along both Plum and Squaw Creeks on the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas (KTIK) Reservation was the focus of a competitive Clean Water Act (CWA) 319 grant proposal made to EPA in FY2016. The aim of the project was threefold: (1) reduce Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution; (2) protect the tribe’s sole source of drinking water; and (3) protect a tribal cemetery of cultural significance. In total, the pair of projects stabilized approximately one thousand feet of streambank, prevented over 2,170 annual tons of sediment loading into the Delaware Watershed system, protected a tribal cemetery, and reduced the likelihood of pollution of the tribe’s drinking water.

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