Provides basic information on how cover crops and other conservation systems can be used to provide environmental benefits in watersheds across the U.S. By using cover crops, farmers can provide environmental benefits while also providing other on-farm benefits, including increased soil health, improved water retention, and increased yield. Register for the Webinar to learn more about cover crops. www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts. 1:00-3:00 pm.
Analysis of Shoreline Change in Connecticut
100 Years of Erosion & Accretion
Recent storms have focused interest on the dynamics of the shoreline and asked he question, "What has it done in the past?" Using maps from the 1880's, more recent GIS datasets, and a USGS software program shoreline features were analyzed along the entire length of the State using geologic and political boundaries. Results identify areas of change (both eroding and accreting), by quantifying not only how much the shoreline has moved, but also the rate of change.