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USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Laboratory - water filtration system and P-TRAP application

Featuring Dr. Chad Penn and a team of engineers and technicians. P-TRAP is a free software developed by the USDA ARS allowing non-engineers to design and build P filters, which can significantly decrease phosphorus runoff from farm fields, reducing harmful surface water eutrophication and algal blooms, as demonstrated in this video. Duration 05:48.



Science-Based Solutions: Leveraging Partnerships to Protect the Western Lake Erie Basin - YouTube

This USDA video provides a closer look at the collaborative partnerships driving innovative water quality assessment and conservation in the Western Lake Erie Basin. This film shows how USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) watershed studies in the Western Lake Erie Basin bring researchers, farmers, government agencies and nonprofit organizations together to develop science-based solutions and strategically place them where they can deliver the greatest conservation benefits. Duration 20:42.