Evaluation of Alternative Surface-Water Monitoring Protocols for Use in Agriculture TMDL Load Allocation and BMP Evaluation
Dennis Busch - University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Pioneer Farm, email@example.com (608) 342-1657
The objective of this project was to compare different methods for monitoring surface water runoff. Researchers compared a standard protocol with two alternate low cost methods. They examined the trade-offs between accuracy and cost.
A detailed description of all projects is located at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Clean Water Research website.
About the Issue
This project is supported by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Clean Water Research Program. The overarching goals of this research program are to identify underlying processes that affect water quality, to evaluate the effectiveness of agricultural Best Management Practices, and to develop technologies to target BMPs to critical areas of the landscape.
MDA funds research that is necessary to protect water resources in Minnesota. All projects are selected by an evaluation team.This team includes a diverse group of external stakeholders and state agency stagg that have technical expertise and a broad understanding of water quality issues.
In 2008, a total of 12 projects were submitted totaling $1,700,000 in requested funds. The evaluation committee recommended that the top five projects be funded. An additional three projects were selected for sole source contracts. These projects were identified as high priority needs that required specific expertise and resources to effectively address the research question.
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