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Table 3 – Proposed Sourcewater Protection Measures for Branch Lake
d. e. f. g.
Update watershed survey Secure 319 funds to implement BMPs identified in watershed survey Road maintenance program for CITY roads in watershed Front Runner demonstration Use of calcium chloride to stabilize road surface Septic System survey
Post and restrict access in a buffer around the
intake (approximately 1000’) Work with DOC to mark a linear channel from city
d. e. f. g.
SWCD/UMCE CITY CITY CITY
i. j. k.
boat launch to rest of lake for navigational eas
Increase NPS mitigation in watershed
Inspect and maintain road ditches
Improve existing public boat launch site
downstream of intake, rather than developing new boat launch upgradient of intake
Pursue acquisition of State-owned land on
which boat launch expansion is planned Update PCS inventory
Enforce Public Law 761 (EWD must be notified of n. land use changes requiring permit review in source water protection area)
Education and Outreach
a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h.
SWCD/UMCE SWCD/UMCE SWCD/UMCE SWCD/UMCE UMCE SWCD/UMCE CITY MRWA/CITY
“Hey You” Cruise
Road maintenance workshop for city road crew
DEP certification for city road crew
Watershed Stewards Program
Road signs: “Entering Branch Lake Watershed”
Information packets for realtors, new property owners, and council members
Develop a forest management and timber harvesting model in watershed
* Public education campaign especially on invasive aquatic plants and hydrocarbon usage from watercraft.
* Notify property owners of various potential threats from land use activities
* Develop program to encourage private landowners to abandon private boat ramps and plant vegetated buffers in their place
* Encourage planning board and municipal officials to attend a Non-point Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) session
* Re-install signs at public boat launches for invasive plant inspections