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Agriculture and water

Agricultural drainage

Planning and design strategies for agricultural drainage systems, calculators and regulations

Crops and flooding

Learn more about dealing with flooded fields for different crop types.


Learn about irrigation scheduling, monitoring soil moisture and water quality.

Livestock and water

Livestock and manure can affect water quality. Learn more about managing livestock and manure responsibly to avoid negative impacts on your watershed.

Nutrients and water quality

Learn how nutrient applications in crop production can affect water quality.

Soil and water

Soil health has many connections to water. Learn more about the basics of soil health and tillage.

Lakes and wetlands


Aquatic invasive species and other threats to water quality

Shoreland properties

Preventing erosion, maintaining septic systems, preserving natural landscapes


Wetland preservation, habitat for animals, flood control, water quality

Water and tribal nations

Water and land stewardship

Learn about water stewardship for people in Native lands with historical perspectives and practical information.

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