Located in central Indiana, the White River Alliance will implement several watershed management plans (WMP) that were written for smaller subwatersheds located in the larger Upper White River Watershed. The watershed management plans that will be implemented as part of this cost-share program include: Cool Creek Watershed Management Plan, Stony Creek Watershed Management Plan, Lower Fall Creek Watershed Management Plan, Morse Reservoir/Cicero Creek Watershed Management Plan, and Geist Reservoir/Upper Fall Creek Watershed Management Plan. These watershed management plans were developed at different times and through different methodologies by different sponsors. Critical areas were identified in these subwatersheds and synthesized into one map for the purposes of this implementation project. Funding will be limited to these critical areas. Funding is being supplied by a 319 grant from the Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
The above mentioned 10 digit HUC watersheds are located to the north and northeast of Indianapolis and are some of the most densely populated areas within the Upper White River Watershed. The studied watersheds cover nearly 401,750 acres. They lie in portions of nine counties – primarily Hamilton, Madison, and Marion Counties. Notable towns include Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, and Indianapolis. Also within the watershed boundaries are Morse and Geist Reservoirs.
To learn about how the current cost-share program works please visit the guiding document at UWRWA Cost-Share Document. The deadline for this year’s round of funding has now closed. Please check back here often to find out when the next round of funding begins!