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By Kim Samuelson
SWCD News 

Farms play an important role in water quality

WATER QUALITY & AGRICULTURE, Part I

 

March 29, 2019

Contributed photos

Here's an example of controlled access for cattle to a natural water source.

It's finally springtime and, after a long winter, many people want to get outside and get busy with outdoor projects. That includes local farmers. For them, spring means that after a long winter of mostly barn living, their animals can finally get out, kick up their heels, and enjoy the spring grasses and warm, sunny weather.

However, we have to get through the spring rain and snowmelt season first. With the thought of floodwaters comes the question of what each of us can do to help prevent pollution and environmental hazards from flowing down or leaching into our local rivers and lakes.

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