The Transforming Drainage database at Iowa State University, managed by Lori Abendroth and Giorgi Chighladze, is one of the most notable outputs of this project. It brings together data from the team’s 42 research sites that span field- and plot-level scale experiments in an intensively standardized and quality controlled format. This database has supported the expansion of new and existing research questions and facilitated discussions around new insights into the planning, evaluation, and implementation of drainage water storage systems. At the end of the project, the team will make this data available to the public.
Transforming Drainage Team members provide drainage-related information through various sites hosted by college and organizations. Additional websites that provide information related to drainage management practices and drainage water recycling can also be found here.
The outputs of Transforming Drainage are organized by the type of product. This page includes yearly highlights, research, extension and education, and other products such as project reports, funding proposals, and practice designs.
This tool provides an estimate of the potential benefits that result from capturing drained agricultural water in various sizes of water storage reservoirs [Read more…]
This map identifies land in the Upper Midwestern United States that has a high probability of being suitable for controlled drainage (CD). The soils have been identified as likely to be or have been drained for crop production.
This map is designed to give a broad picture of the locations in the region that are likely to be involved in CD activities to a greater extent. The map does not take into account property boundaries, and the fact that land owners and managers on neighboring properties may have different goals and objectives that may not include CD.
Here is a link to the tool.