319 Success Story: Clear Creek, OK

June 7, 2014

Oklahoma’s Clear Creek was impaired for E. coli bacteria due in part to practices associated with cattle, hog, and crop production, prompting Oklahoma to add the creek to the state’s 2006 Clean Water Act  section 303(d) list of impaired waters.

Implementing best management practices  to improve cropland and grazing land condition and to improve wildlife habitat led to decreased runoff of bacteria into the creek. As a result, Clear Creek was removed from Oklahoma’s 2010 CWA section 303(d) list for E. coli impairment. 

The Complete Success Story can be found at http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/success319/ok_clear_he.cfm.

Source: US EPA