Water Resources Center, University of Minnesota Extension
Fields to Streams: Managing Water in Rural Landscapes, is a new publication from Extension Water Resources, that details connections between land use, runoff, and water quality in rural landscapes. The two-part book highlights practices to improve and protect rural streams and shows how land management can affect the rate of runoff that shapes them.
The publication was prepared for landowners, land managers, and the conservation professionals who work with them to help them talk about and address local watershed issues. Fields to Streams draws on research from Minnesota and Iowa, providing concise explanations and extensive graphics to highlight concepts and practices.
Part One, Water Shaping the Landscape, explains the role of Minnesota's geology, changing rainfall, and land management practices in altering the amount and timing of runoff reaching and shaping streams and rivers.
Lewandowski, Ann; Everett, Leslie; Lenhart, Chris; Terry, Karen; Origer, Mark; Moore, Richard.
Fields to Streams: Managing Water in Rural Landscapes. Part One, Water Shaping the Landscape.
Water Resources Center, University of Minnesota Extension.
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