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 Two, Managing Sediment and Water, describes practices for managing crops, drainage systems, surface runoff, wetlands, impoundments, and stream corridors to reduce peak flows and lessen the amount of streambank, bluff, and ravine erosion.
Fields to Streams was developed by a team of authors led by the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and funded by a grant from The McKnight Foundation.
Lewandowski, Ann; Everett, Leslie; Lenhart, Chris; Terry, Karen; Origer, Mark; Moore, Richard.
Fields to Streams: Managing Water in Rural Landscapes. Part Two, Managing Sediment and Water.
Water Resources Center, University of Minnesota Extension.
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