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Spring Development

A livestock watering facility with water supplied by a spring development.

Practice Code: 574
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

A spring development is the improving springs and seeps by excavating, cleaning, capping, or providing collection and storage facilities.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Improves water quality and quantity by providing a clean, reliable water supply for animals away from water bodies
  • Improves heard production and health

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Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices

This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process. View a list of conservation practices used in New York State, and their ground disturbing potential.   

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide Web site.

 

Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

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Fence (382)
Heavy Use Area Protection (561)
Pipeline (516)
Prescribed Grazing (528)
Water Well (642)
Watering Facility (614)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.

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