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Research Project: Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) 2019 - ARS Benchmark Watershed Assessment Studies (on croplands)

Location: Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

Project Number: 5070-12130-006-020-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2019
End Date: Sep 30, 2021

Objective:
1. Evaluate the effectiveness of agricultural best management practices in the region. 2. Monitor watershed endpoint and water quality parameters relative to the best management practices.

Approach:
The effects of conservation activities on water and soil quality will be assessed at the watershed scale using models such as ARS' Soil and Water Assessment Tool, in combination with ARS long-term watershed data sets, expertise, and resources.