CAP DWMP

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Introduction & guidelines

The objective of a Drainage Water Management (DWM) is to control soil water table elevations and the timing of water discharges from subsurface or surface agricultural drainage systems for the following purposes:

  • Improve water quality.
  • Improve the soil environment for vegetative growth.
  • Reduce the rate of oxidation of organic soils.
  • Prevent wind erosion.
  • Enable seasonal shallow flooding or surface watercourse flows for fish and wildlife habitat.

The objective of a Drainage Water Management Plan (DWMP) is to provide theproducer a framework for the implementation of DWM on existing artificially drained land. The desirability and potential benefits of a DWM system can be effectively determined by interviewing the producer, identifying field boundaries and soil types, obtaining a drain map, developing a topographic map, and then combining these components to produce a DWMP for the field or farm.

Practice Code 130 - Drainage Water Management Development Criteria

Practice Code 130 - Drainage Water Management Checklist