This series of videos was developed by Extension engineers at land-grant universities across the Midwest to provide instruction on drainage water management practices. The series of videos was created in collaboration with USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service in 2014.
Each video may be accessed by clicking on the title below or you may view the entire playlist in the YouTube browser at the bottom of this page.
1 - Background on Drainage and Water Quality -- Matt Helmers, Iowa State University
2 - Drainage Concepts and Tools - Chris Hay, Iowa Soybean Association, formerly with South Dakota State University. NOTE: The SDSU Drain Spacing Calculator referenced in this video is now located at http://www.igrowdrainage.org, along with several other drainage calculators.
3 - Drainage Water Management Planning Process - Kelly Nelson, University of Missouri
4 - Drainage Water Management Concepts and Land Suitability - Richard Cooke, University of Illinois. NOTE: This seminar is delivered using a macro-enabled PowerPoint presentation (you must choose to enable content). You can download the file (40MB) and follow along at your own pace.
5 - Water Control Structures and Pumped Drainage - Tom Scherer, North Dakota State University
6 - Drainage Water Management Layouts - New and Retrofits - Gary Sands, University of Minnesota
7 - Drainage Water Management Operation and Management - Chris Hay, Iowa Soybean Association, formerly with South Dakota State University
8 - Related Conservation Drainage Practices - Jane Frankenberger, Purdue University
Each video is available for viewing in the YouTube browser below. To bring up the entire playlist, click on the play icon in the upper left of the screen.
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture (award number 2015-68007-23193) and the U.S. EPA (award number 83675301). 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 or U.S. EPA.