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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGING AGRICULTURAL WATER QUALITY IN FIELDS AND WATERSHEDS: NEW PRACTICES AND TECHNOLOGIES Title: Restoring soil quality on construction sites

Authors
item Sauer, Patricia -
item Logsdon, Sally

Submitted to: Iowa Storm Water Education Program Technical Bulletin
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: February 10, 2013
Publication Date: February 15, 2013
Citation: Sauer, P., Logsdon, S.D. 2013. Restoring soil quality on construction sites. Iowa Storm Water Education Program Technical Bulletin. Available: www.iowastormwater.org.

Technical Abstract: Soil at construction sites gets compacted reducing root growth and infiltration, which leads to runoff, erosion, and loss of nutrients. Adding compost and prairie grasses decreased the soil density, increased soil water storage, increased root penetration, and reduced runoff and erosion.

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