An official website of the United States government.

This is not the current EPA website. To navigate to the current EPA website, please go to This website is historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2021. This website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work. More information »

Kickapoo Tribe stabilizes streambanks, prevents pollution with water project

A set of eroding streambanks along both Plum and Squaw Creeks on the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas (KTIK) Reservation was the focus of a competitive Clean Water Act (CWA) 319 grant proposal made to EPA in FY2016. The aim of the project was threefold: (1) reduce Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution; (2) protect the tribe’s sole source of drinking water; and (3) protect a tribal cemetery of cultural significance. In total, the pair of projects stabilized approximately one thousand feet of streambank, prevented over 2,170 annual tons of sediment loading into the Delaware Watershed system, protected a tribal cemetery, and reduced the likelihood of pollution of the tribe’s drinking water.

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.