ISU saturated buffer research

An ISU assistant professor levels the water control structure.
 

The first saturated buffer in Buena Vista County was installed this November on a farm owned by Art Dahl. The project was the result of a partnership between Headwaters North Raccoon Water Quality Initiative Project and Iowa State University. Both groups are aiming to increase the adoption of edge-of-field practices, like saturated buffers and bioreactors, which remove nitrate from tile water before it is released into drainage ditches, creeks and rivers.

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