A Guide to Managing Pasture Water: Streamside Buffers

dc.contributor.author Isenhart, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Kovar, John
dc.contributor.author Isenhart, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Russell, James
dc.contributor.department Agriculture and Natural Resources
dc.date 2018-02-17T00:23:41.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:29:07Z
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dc.date.embargo 2015-09-04
dc.date.issued 2008-06-01
dc.description.abstract <p>By properly managing your pasture water, you not only provide high-quality water to maintain the health and productivity of livestock on your farm, but you also contribute to maintaining the water quality downstream – water that is used for livestock and human consumption, as well as recreational activities like fishing and swimming.</p> <p>Pasture conditions that promote frequent gatherings of cattle near streams and ponds may increase sediment, nutrient and pathogen loading of these water sources from manure deposition, as well as bank erosion. However, such water-quality problems may be controlled by grazing management or pasture characteristics that alter the timing, frequency, duration or intensity of cattle congregating near pasture streams and ponds. The most appropriate practices will depend on: the characteristics of pasture and water sources; costs, labor and management to install and maintain a management practice; economic resources, including government cost-sharing to fund the installation of a management practice; and benefits beyond water-quality improvement, such as improved forage quality, providing equipment crossings, or improved hunting that will result from a particular practice.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This paper is Iowa State University Extension and Outreach IBC 008-02 (2008): 4 pp. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Hydrology
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources Management and Policy
dc.subject.keywords pasture water
dc.subject.keywords water quality
dc.subject.keywords livestock
dc.subject.keywords riparian buffer
dc.title A Guide to Managing Pasture Water: Streamside Buffers
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