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Reservoir Dog Days

Like with any body of water, benefits do come with some risk. 

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Retention Ponds: Best Practices for Best Results

For a reservoir that’s meant to hold water for a long period of time, or protect the local groundwater from toxins and chemicals

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Attention to Retention Ponds

Retention ponds, or Stormwater Wet ponds, are permanent bodies of water that provide opportunities for treatment 

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Damming Circumstances Reservoir Ponds

Before construction can begin, the river must be diverted through constructed channels on the surface or underground

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More Important Considerations in Reservoir Design

Fast-moving or highly turbid water can carve deep ravines throughout a waterway or reservoir

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Important Considerations in Reservoir Pond Design

The overall construction and individual functions of a reservoir will vary depending on the goals of the builder 

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Reservoir Classification

The local geology, the intended use of the water collected, and where/when the water is meant to be released are all defining parts of a reservoir

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What About Other Reservoirs?

Flood control reservoirs are incredibly important for protecting life and developments located further downstream

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Agricultural Reservoirs - Running off the Farm

Construction sites, or areas cleared for agricultural purposes, are especially vulnerable to increased sediment and pollutant run-off

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What Goes into a Reservoir Pond?

As new residential or commercial developments are built, like roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and subdivisions, the natural landscape is no longer able to absorb water 

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What is a Reservoir Pond Good For?

Humans have been storing water in artificial ponds and lakes for a very long time. 

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Is an Irrigation Reservoir the Right Solution?

Building an irrigation pond isn’t a casual, spur-of-the moment undertaking.

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Using Farm Ponds to Extend a Limited Water Supply

Sometimes the issue isn’t a simple, steady lack of rain. 

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More Best Practices to Conserve Farm Water

Conservation tillage is defined as any minimal tillage system that leaves enough crop residue behind to cover at least 30% of the soil surface. 

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Ten Best Practices to Conserve Farm Water

t the most basic level, the only realistic way to evaluate whether water-saving strategies are working is to directly monitor usage.

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Best Practices for Drought Management in Agriculture

Drought is a creeping natural disaster. It’s not fast like a tornado, it’s not trackable from space like a hurricane

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Where Does Irrigation Water Come From? Part 2: Groundwater

Groundwater refers to natural stores of water below ground. The “water table” refers to the minimum depth at which groundwater sits in any area. 

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Where Does Irrigation Water Come From? Part 1: Surface Water

As the demand for farm products becomes more intense, crops are planted more densely, and multiple plantings are cycled through in a single growing system. 

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Is Transporting Farm Irrigation Water Efficient?

It’s important to monitor the efficiency of systems that apply irrigation water in order to minimize waste from evaporation or over-application

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Is Storing Farm Irrigation Water Wasteful?

Once water is pulled from its source, whether that source is surface water such as rivers, streams or natural lakes

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Farm Irrigation Systems Reviews

Water use in agriculture is a complex topic to measure. 

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How do Farms use Irrigation Water?

Rain fed farming is the most natural form of farming, where water is introduced to the soil through rain, snow, or other types of precipitation.

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