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February 19, 2019

EPA plans to scale back federal protection of waterways

The Environmental Protection Agency is revising its Waters of the United States rule, which identifies the types of waterways over which the federal government has regulatory control. The EPA is seeking public comment on the revamped rule before it can be adopted, until April 16.

Minnesota high school debates needed pond water drainage solutions

United South Central high school heard five options for stormwater drainage solutions. The school currently sits on low-lying land and all options that would create an outlet for excess water require deep costs and landowner co-operation.

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture receives NRCS partnership award

The Natural Resources Conservation Service honored the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture with the 2018 State Conservationists Partnership Award, for its research measuring nutrient loss in the Mississippi River Basin and training to help farmers irrigate crops and slow groundwater draws.
Bioreactor Success

Sharing success: bioreactors to reduce nitrate loss

Roger and Louise Van Ersvelde installed a denitrifying bioreactor in the fall of 2017 and partnered with Grinnell College to monitor its effectiveness. From March to July 2018, average nitrate removal was 46 percent and removal efficiencies ranged from 10 to 30 percent during high-flow times. » Read more...

National LICA Winter Convention

Feb. 25-Mar. 3
Location: Tucson, AZ
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New Jersey LICA Convention

Mar. 14
Location: Piscataway, NJ
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Pennsylvania LICA Convention

Mar. 15-16
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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