|2012 MRBI Watershed |
Focus Areas (click to enlarge)
Previous drainage water project updates and discussions focused on the results of a suite of pilot projects across five Midwestern states (Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio). The Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition-sponsored projects were funded under the NRCS Conservation Innovative Grants (CIG) program. NRCS concluded based on the CIG report findings that "very substantial environmental impacts" can be realized (including reductions in nitrate outflow through utilization of drainage water management from 20 to 60%), with "negligible impacts on yield."