A component of the course “Filling the Pipeline: Agricultural Drainage Education to Meet 21st Century Water Management Needs”
Instructor: Dr. Laura Christianson, University of Illinois
Overview: This module gives a basic introduction to the concept of subsurface drainage. It includes drainage history, understanding where drainage exists, types of drainage, drainage terms, and standards that are used in drainage design.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Describe the need for improved drainage.
- Identify drainage terms, parts and pieces, and typical rules of thumb (e.g., extent).
- Access and apply information in standards (particularly ASABE and NRCS standards).
Step by Step Guide to Complete the Module:
- Describe the need for improved drainage
- Identify drainage terms, parts and pieces, and typical rules of thumb (e.g., extent)
- Watch video 3: “Extent of drained lands” (03:58 min)
- Watch video 4: “Drainage types” (11:09 min)
- Watch video 5: “Drainage terms” (08:41 min)
- Access and apply information in standards (particularly ASABE and NRCS standards)
- Watch video 6: “Standards” (05:25 min)
- Complete the Quiz
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture (award number 2018-70003-27661). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.