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Effectiveness of barnyard best management practices in Wisconsin

Fact Sheet 051-98

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Abstract

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
Year Published:
1998
Language:
Engish
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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