Platter Creek Nutrient Reduction Program
The Platter Creek Nutrient Reduction Program began on July 1, 2015 and concluded on December 31, 2019. Grant funding was awarded to the Defiance SWCD from the Ohio EPA to implement non-point source nutrient reduction best management practices (BMPs) within the Platter Creek Watershed. With landowner support, the following BMPs were successfully implemented: 3,366 acres of cover crops, 215 acres of variable rate technology nutrient management plans, 1,150 acres of conservation tillage/gypsum applications, one drainage water management structure, one grade stabilization structure, and three cascading grassed waterways utilizing six wetland pools to slow and treat runoff water. In total, these practices have reduced nitrogen loading by 13,185 pounds, phosphorus loading by 5,878 pounds, and sediment loading by 1,508 tons.