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The Goodwin Creek Experimental Watershed

This watershed drains a 21.3-km2 area near Batesville, MS, in the bluff hills of the Yazoo River basin of northern Mississippi. Terrain elevation ranges from 71 to 128 m above mean sea level. The watershed is divided into fourteen nested subcatchments, and it is instrumented for conducting extensive research on hydrology, upstream erosion, stream erosion and sedimentation. Twenty nine standard recording rain gauges are uniformly located within and just outside the watershed. Measurements include water discharge, sediment loads, precipitation, and climatological parameters. The Goodwin Creek watershed is largely free of land management activities with 13 percent of its total area being under cultivation and the rest in idle, pasture and forest land. For more information go to: Goodwin Creek Experimental Watershed

Holly Springs Location

Facilities at the Holly Springs are located on the North Mississippi Experiment Station of MAFES (Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experimentation Station) and include offices and tool shop, two sets of production plots with 5 replicates of 5 treatments in each set, ten standard USLE erosion plots, eighteen residue management plots, six 0.25-acre erosion plots, six 0.08-acre plots instrumented to collect runoff and shallow ground water from both subsurface drainage and observation wells, twelve 4-m x 4-m rainfall simulator plots instrumented with shallow observation wells, and two small watersheds. Field instrumentation includes: automated raingages, flumes, stage recorders, Coshocton wheels, automatic pumping samplers, and multiplexed time domain reflectometry. State facilities include a tractor/machine shop, farm equipment storage, and secured agrichemical storage.

Nelson Farm Location

The Nelson Farm is about 30 miles northwest of the NSL and is located in Tate County south of Senatobia. The location was designed to be an experimental farm that focuses on the development of conservation farming systems to minimize sediment loss from cropland in the DEC watersheds. It consists of about 70 acres of loessial hill land leased from Mr. A. E. Nelson. Facilities at the Nelson Farm include: specialized farming equipment, automated modem-accessible weather station, ten production plots, sixteen USLE erosion plots, three watersheds ranging from 5 to 7 acres in size, farming equipment shed, and secured storage areas for tools and for agrichemicals. There are also specialty plots for studying: row spacing, double-cropping, earthworms, stiff grasses, grass hedges, cover crops, and water quality. Field instrumentation includes: flumes, stage recorders, automatic pumping samplers, data loggers, and multiplexed time domain reflectometry.