Water Quality Division
WQ Priority Watershed Projects
Peacheater Creek Watershed Implementation Project
The Peacheater Creek Watershed Implementation Project demonstrates a successful and continuing partnership between landowners, conservation districts, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC), the NRCS, and the USEPA to improve water quality in the northeastern part of the State. Spanning 16,209 acres, the Peacheater Creek watershed is located within the Illinois River watershed, an area where excessive nutrients, particularly phosphorus, have degraded water quality. Installation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) has resulted in a 71% decrease in expected total phosphorus loading and a significant reduction in nitrogen loading to Peacheater Creek. This project is part of USEPA’s National Nonpoint Source (NPS) Monitoring Program and has been recognized for significantly improving water quality.