Controlled drainage, also known as drainage water management, is the practice of using a water control structure to raise the depth of the … Read More
The dozers were crawling, the scrapers were filling with earth, and a dozen pieces of construction equipment were buzzing in all directions. It was the last week of July 2019, and Kelly Nelson was … Continue Reading…
This map identifies the potential suitability for subirrigation of land in the Upper Midwestern United States. It identifies agricultural land that has a restricting layer that causes the water table … Continue Reading…
The annual Drainage Design Workshop will be held in East Lansing, Michigan. This workshop is a collaboration between Michigan State University and Michigan Land Improvements Contractors Association. … Continue Reading…
Nick Hermanson of Story City has been utilizing drainage water recycling on his farms for several years. Drainage recycling utilizes ponds that hold water during the spring and early summer. The water … Continue Reading…
Saturated buffers store water within the soil profile of field buffers, by diverting tile water into shallow laterals that raise the water … Read More
Drainage Water Recycling
Drainage water recycling is the practice of capturing excess water drained from fields, storing the drained water in a pond, a reservoir, or … Read More
Transforming Drainage is an 8-state project led by a core group of 15 leading agricultural engineers, soil scientists, agronomists, economists, social scientists, and database and GIS specialists with a common vision — to transform the way drainage is implemented across the agricultural landscape.
Contacts: Project Director Jane Frankenberger; Project Manager Ben Reinhart.
Our project team consists of leading drainage researchers and extension specialists across the Midwest, as well as modeling experts and … Read More
Our Advisory Committee includes representatives from a wide range of stakeholders to provide a network to gather feedback, deliver new … Read More
The Experimental Sites
The Transforming Drainage project is working to determine economic and environmental benefits and costs of drainage water storage practices … Read More