Effectiveness of barnyard best management practices in Wisconsin

Fact Sheet 051-98
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In 1978, the Wisconsin Legislature committed to protecting water quality by enacting the Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Abatement Program. Through this program, cost-share money is provided within priority watersheds to control sources of nonpoint pollution. Most of the cost-share dollars for rural watersheds have been used to implement barnyard Best Management Practices (BMPs) because barnyards are believed to be a major source of pollutants, most notably phosphorus. Reductions in phosphorus loads of as much as 95 percent have been predicted for the barnyard BMPs recommended for priority watersheds.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Effectiveness of barnyard best management practices in Wisconsin
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 051-98
DOI 10.3133/fs05198
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Other Geospatial Black Earth Creek, Otter Creek, Halfway Prairie Creek,
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