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Our Amazing Grassland, Water Management - Hamlin, SD

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Landowners restore grassland to prevent erosion and flooding.

We must manage water runoff to prevent water erosion and flooding.

In this seven-minute 30-second video, we join Rick Smith, producer in Hamlin County, South Dakota. He describes the area he farms use to be called the Tall Grass Prairie. During that time the water cycling was efficient to prevent erosion, but now it has been destroyed. Smith says now, we must manage water runoff to prevent water erosion and flooding.

The South Dakota Grassland Coalition (SDGC) partnered with the organizations listed below to enhance the Grassland Planner with a release of a short video story each month during 2024, promoting healthy soils, grasslands, and ecosystems. Please enjoy the "Our Amazing Grasslands" feature story for May 2024.

The 2024 Grassland Stewardship Communications Project Partners: SDGC, Audubon Dakota, Ducks Unlimited, Partners for Fish and Wildlife, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, The Nature Conservancy, Pheasants Forever, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and South Dakota State University.

The 2024 Grassland Planner is now available!

For a PDF copy, visit the NRCS Publications webpage.
For a physical copy, contact the NRCS State Office at (605) 352-1200.
Get the Google Calendar version at bit.ly/SDGrasslandCalendar.

If you missed previous "Our Amazing Grassland" stories, the links are below:

The 2024 Our Amazing Grassland Stories:

January:  Larry Wagner
February:  Krause Family
March: Bruce Toay
April: Pete Bauman

If you missed previous "Our Amazing Grassland" stories, they can be found here.