Location: Soil Drainage Research
Project Number: 5080-13210-002-30-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2020
Principal focus of the CEAP Watershed Studies is to evaluate the effects and benefits of conservation practices at the watershed scale, in support of policy decisions and program implementation.
1. CEAP related research within the Upper Big Walnut Creek (UBWC) watershed as well as the Western Lake Erie Basin is aimed at quantifying the effects of single and combined conservation practice effects on water quality and ecology. Specifically, Objective 4, hypotheses 4.a, 4.c, and 4.d in the current project plan are concerned with the edge-of-field (EOF) and watershed scale water quality and ecologic impacts of conservation practices. Studies continue to quantify the EOF water-quality impacts of conservation practices, including the NRCS avoiding, controlling, and trapping practices as well as those associated with the 4R initiative. 2. Stacked Practices: Assessments of stacked (upland + edge-of-field) practices will also be investigated at two edge-of-field locations.