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Agricultural Diversion Project in Richmond

Using Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding, Ontario County SWCD recently partnered with Livingston County SWCD to complete 1200’ of upland water diversions on a farm in the Genesee River Watershed. The project encompassed acreage in both counties and protects 15 acres of cropland that was prone to severe gully erosion. This structural erosion control project collects a large volume of upland water and conveys it off the cropland in a non-erosive manner using a combination of surface channels and underground outlets, resulting in an estimated 120 tons of soil saved per year.

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