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July 13, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Managing runoff
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Professor questions Minnesota River study

A University of Minnesota professor has some questions about the methodology and the findings in a study that claims the banks in the Minnesota River basin have been eroding, and that tiling is causing increased flows in rivers and streams, which eats away at the riverbanks. >> Read full article

High nitrate levels across Iowa

More than 60 Iowa cities and towns have battled high nitrate levels in their drinking water over the past five years, offering evidence of a contamination problem that reaches across the state, environmental data show. >> Read full article

Controlling water and nitrogen levels

Concern about nitrogen in tile waters that leach from farms, overloading local water supplies and creating hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, have spawned new underground nitrogen removal practices. >> 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

Midwest Construction Expo & Field Day

July 29-30, 2015
Location: Iowa LICA farm east of Melbourne, Iowa >> More Info

Water Management and Wetland Restoration Course

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