The Illinois River Watershed Partnership, in partnership with Oklahoma State University, has received a Conservation Innovation Grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Illinois River Watershed Partnership will receive $132,823 to construct a phosphorus removal structure on a poultry farm located in the Illinois River watershed, which will be strategically placed to intercept runoff occurring immediately around a poultry production house. Awardee will also monitor the effectiveness of the structure by sampling inflow and treated water through the use of automatic samplers and flow meters, tracking the reduction of phosphorous load. The goal is to remove 50 percent of the phosphorous load.
Find out more about the State-level CIG Grant, click here
Designing Phosphorus Removal Structures for Improving Water Quality (PDF) presented by Dr. Chad Penn and Dr. Josh Payne, OSU and Dr. Josh McGrath, University of Maryland
Filtering Phosphorus out of Surface Runoff with a P-Removal Structure (PDF) presented by Dustin Stoner, Chad Penn, and Jason Warren, Dept. of Plant and Soil Science, Oklahoma State University
Designing Structures to Remove Phosphorus from Drainage Waters (Abstract and Video) presented by Dr. Josh Payne, OSU
Scrubbing Phosphate from Runoff (YouTube Video) presented by Dr. Chad Penn, OSU