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.

Full text available to subscribers only. If you are currently an online subscriber, you can login here. To subscribe, please follow this link.