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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Improving water quality with wetlands

As we move toward lowering the nutrient levels in our water, I expect that we will need every tool in the toolbox.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation published an article in September on using wetlands parallel to a stream.  Researchers were from Wisconsin and found the practice to be effective.  Read about how they used enhanced wetlands for nitrogen removal in an agricultural watershed.   The practice is not a cure-all, but their data suggests that there will be streams where it is appropriate.

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