06004-003 Big Sioux River Watershed Final Report

(2010) 06004-003 Big Sioux River Watershed Final Report. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

Controlling and managing manure-contaminated runoff is a responsibility of every livestock producer. The minimum requirement of all confined feeding operations in Iowa, regardless of size, is to settle solids. Two separate watershed assessments conducted in 2003-2004 by the Lyon SWCD of 141 feedlot sites indicated only 29% have solid settling basins in place. Regulating agencies generally recommend a holding pond followed by irrigation land application which require large capital investments, specialized machinery and additional management skill sets. Producers are looking for more cost-effective alternatives for controlling feedlot runoff and regulating agencies need to know these alternatives will protect the environment.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Watershed Improvement Review Board, WIRB, water quality, watershed, Lyon County Soil and Water Conservation District, SWCD, Lyon County, Big Sioux River including Mud Creek, Dry Run and No Name
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Watersheds
ID Code: 21332
Deposited By: Jerome Neppel
Deposited On: 29 Feb 2016 13:08
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 13:08
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21332