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Water Quality: Drainage Water Management (DWM)

Drainage Water ManagementDrainage Water Management (DWM) is the process of managing the timing and amount of water discharged from agricultural drainage systems. DWM is based on the premise that the same drainage intensity is not required at all times during the year. With DWM, both water quality improvement and production benefits are possible. Water quality improves when less tile drainage reduces the amount of nitrate that leaves farm fields. DWM systems can also retain soil moisture for crop use later in the season.

Follow these links to:
DWM Fact Sheet
DWM Tri-Fold Brochure (PDF, 474 KB) Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Contact Information: Drainage Water Management
Dick Purcell, State Conservation Engineer
Phone: 573-876-0910
Fax: 573-876-0913