Michigan State University Drainage Resources

This Michigan State University Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering website provides education and practical solutions to address drainage issues.

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NRCS Conservation Drainage

The NRCS Conservation Drainage webpage provides an overview of several conservation drainage practices, research, and additional resources.

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TNC Edge of Field Roadmap

“Leading at the Edge: A Roadmap to Advance Edge of Field Practices in Agriculture” – This Roadmap outlines the path to successfully achieve the scale of action needed to realize widespread water and wildlife benefits. Developed through a months-long collaborative effort, the Roadmap charts actionable steps and describes the necessary tools to help the food and agriculture sector transform U.S. working landscapes and achieve its conservation goals.

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Illinois Drainage Research and Outreach Program (I-DROP) – Ten Ways to Reduce Nitrogen Loads from Drained Cropland in the Midwest

The IDROP Ten Ways strategies include in-field cropping and management strategies (i.e., practices that reduce nitrate in the root zone), in-field strategies that modify the drainage system (i.e., practices that reduce delivery of nitrate to the field’s edge), and edge-of-field strategies (i.e., practices that remove nitrate at the edge of the field or downstream).

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Transforming Drainage Project

Transforming Drainage is a 5-year, 8-state project led by a core group of 15 leading agricultural engineers, soil scientists, agronomists, economists, social scientists, and database and GIS specialists with a common vision — to transform the way drainage is implemented across the agricultural landscape.

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Transforming Drainage Rate Calculator

This tool calculates the three standard coefficients (drainage rates) for characterizing the hydraulics of subsurface drainage systems.

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