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Drainage Water Management

The page contains resources for drainage water management and developing drainage water management plans.

Drainage Water Management Links

NRCS National Agricultural Water Management Web page
NRCS National Wetland Science Web site - Tools for Determining Lateral Effect of Drainage Systems
Agricultural Drainage Management Systems Task Force
Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition
University of Illinois Drainage Guide
University of Minnesota Extension - Drainage Fact Sheet

Technical Service Providers

The Michigan Land Improvement Contractors Association (Michigan LICA) held a Drainage Water Management class on January 10, 2012. The Michigan LICA website includes a link to the list of class participants with contact information. Many of the class participants want to develop a Drainage Water Management Plan in order to become a NRCS certified Technical Service Provider (TSP) on the Tech Reg website.

Drainage Water Management Documents

These documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word
NRCS National Engineering Handbook Part 624 – Drainage – Chapter 10 – Water Table Control (3MB)
NRCS National Engineering Handbook Part 650 – Engineering Field Handbook – Chapter 14 – Water Management (Drainage) (5MB)
NRCS National Engineering Handbook - Section 16 - Drainage of Agricultural Land (20.4MB)
NRCS National Engineering Handbook Part 650 - Engineering Field Handbook - Chapter 19 - Hydrology Tools for Wetland Determination
Drainage Water Management Information Sheet (Illinois)
Midwest Drainage Water Management Information Sheet (Purdue)
Drainage Water Management (554) Plan Deliverables (NRCS-Michigan Statement of Work)
Drainage Water Management Plan Template (Illinois)

 

Drainage Water Management Planning Training – January 10, 2012

(Sponsored by Michigan Land Improvement Contractors Association)

These documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word
Registration Information
Agenda

Need for DWM Planning and Training and Expected Outcomes
-DWM Planning and Training Needs and Expected Outcomes Presentation
-NRCS National Nutrient Management Strategy
-Nutrient Management Acres Contracted through EQIP by County 2008-2011 (text and map)
-Suitable Soils for DWM by County (text and map)
-Structure for Water Control (587) NRCS-Michigan Conservation Practice Standard
-NRCS-Michigan Standard Drawing – In-Field Structure for Drainage Water Control
-Drainage Water Management (554) NRCS-Michigan Conservation Practice Standard

Controlled Drainage Planning, Design, and Operation
-Presentation by Dr. Larry Brown

Agricultural Drainage Water Management Overview: Concepts, Purpose, Benefits, Practices
NRCS-Michigan Fact Sheet: Drainage Water Management (554)

Drainage Water Management Plan Elements
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Michigan LICA / NRCS-Michigan Drainage Water Management Plan Template
-NRCS Drainage Water Management Conservation Activity Plan
Next Steps in Certification Process

NRCS Technical Service Provider Requirements and Tech Reg Online Process Links

NRCS Tech Reg website

NRCS Electronic Field Office Technical Guide