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Watering Facility

Practice Code: 614

A watering facility is a means of providing drinking water to livestock or wildlife.

Its proper location will improve animal distribution and vegetation. A watering facility is sometimes installed to keep livestock out of streams and other surface water areas where water quality is a concern.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.

 

Related Conservation Practices

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

Fence
Groundwater Testing
Heavy Use Area Protection
Livestock Pipeline
Pond
Prescribed Grazing
Spring Development
Stream Crossing
Trails and Walkways
Water Well

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.

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

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