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Published on Feb 7, 2020
A Water and Sediment Control Basin, often called a “Catch Basin,” is an earth embankment to manage runoff and reduce erosion. This video explores how Kim Johnson in Paris, TN, is using this practice to reduce gully erosion on her cropland.
Major benefits of this practice include: 1. Reduces runoff 2. Improves water control 3. Retains sediment 4. Improves water quality 5. Reduces gully erosion
For more information, visit farmers.gov/conserve/conservationatwork
The Conservation at Work video series was created to increase producer awareness of common conservation practices and was filmed at various locations throughout the country. Because conservation plans are specific to the unique resource needs on each farm and also soil type, weather conditions, etc., these videos were designed to serve as a general guide to the benefits of soil and water conservation and landowners should contact their local USDA office for individual consultation.
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