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June 16, 2015
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Clean Water Rule finalized

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army have finalized the Clean Water Rule to ensure waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined. >> Read full article

Showcasing water quality tools

At a time when farmers are facing lawsuits and new regulations regarding water quality, the work going on at the Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) farm is starting to get attention. >> Read full article

New life for salty water

A mirrored solar array that collects heat to boil salt and other impurities out of brackish drainage water is being put to the test in California, where researchers hope the technology will provide a new source of water for the drought-stricken state. >> Read full article

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Managing runoff

Researchers are in agreement; too much phosphorus is finding its way into field tile. But rather than demand a moratorium on tile drainage installation, many are suggesting more practical drainage solutions for the agricultural industry.

The problematic algal blooms that are plaguing Lake Erie are being fed by high concentrations of phosphorus, particularly between March and June each year. Although there are many contributing factors to the growing problem, the timing suggests agricultural sources may be significant. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

LICA National Summer Meeting

July 14-18, 2015
Location: Embassy Suites Little Rock in Little Rock, Ark. >> More Info

Water Management and Wetland Restoration Course

Sept. 14-17, 2015
Location: Ramada on the Rideau, Ottawa >> More Info