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Water & Sediment Control Basins in Farmington

As Part of our Round 24 Ag NPS Mud Creek Erosion Control Project, the Ontario SWCD constructed 3 Water &amp; Sediment Control Basins on a farm in the Town of Canandaigua. These basins were edge of field practices, with no agricultural land taken out of production. The project used small berms and the shape of the natural landscape to store water in woodland basins, where the water is then conveyed off the cropland through an underground outlet system. The combined 3 basin system stores over 600,000 gallons of water and prevents over 20 tons of soil lost per acre. The project worked around trees instead of removing them, and additional water storage below the outlet level provides a important wildlife value to these water quality protection projects.

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