The North Central Climate Collaborative (NC3) is working to increase the flow and usability of climate information for Extension, farmers, natural resource managers, and communities by hosting bimonthly webinars on climate and water.
Most Recent Webinar:
Conservation Drainage – Managing Water for the Future
Monday, June 22, 2020 from 1-2PM CT
John McMaine, Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University Extension Water Management Engineer
View Recording Here.
Tile drainage is widespread throughout the Midwest. As weather patterns continue to shift toward more precipitation outside of the growing season and less precipitation during the growing season, water management will need to continue to adapt to provide resilience. Conservation drainage is a concept that incorporates methods of storing water or treating water in the landscape or edge-of-field to increase resilience and improve water quality while maintaining the agronomic benefits of tile drainage. This webinar will cover some of the recent research in conservation drainage, how they can be incorporated into new and existing practices, and what the future of conservation drainage might look like.