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AFSRC Picture of the Week, December 19, 2005
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 Cattle standing in stream

Livestock access to Appalachian streams can create water quality problems by direct introduction of pathogens and nutrients to the water. Accelerated stream bank erosion and increased sediment loads are also consequences of livestock in streams. AFSRC is researching ways to minimize livestock access to environmentally sensitive areas.

Photo by Doug Boyer

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Last Modified: 12/23/2005
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