Funding for the Falling River/Cub Creek/Turnip Creek TMDL began in 2006 with the first TMDL funded BMP project being completed in May of 2007. Since then, a total of 74 projects have been installed in this watershed most of which are the stream exclusion/alternate watering system practices (SL-6T or LE-1T). A few have been combined with CREP or EQIP funding through FSA or NRCS.
The Robert E. Lee Soil and Water Conservation District oversees the operation and maintenance of six watershed dams. Three watershed dams are located along the East Fork Falling River in Appomattox County. In Campbell County the three watershed dams are located along the Little Falling River. These impoundments provide flood control and sediment control for large rain events.
The Clean Water Farm award recognizes and thanks Virginia producers who are enacting conservation practices that positively impact soil and water quality and are role models who encourage others in the stewardship of natural resources.
This program provides funds used to help install conservation practices that protect water quality. Funding availability varies by District. The state provides District funds to target areas with known water quality needs. Areas with the greatest need receive the greatest funding.