Drainage Water Management
In tile drained agricultural fields, water management is of the utmost importance. Drainage Water Management, or DWM, helps producers manage water through a drainage control structure. This structure allows for the analysis and budgeting of surface and sub-surface water to increase production, decrease risk, and maximize nutrient uptake by your crop.
NRCS explains the benefits of Drainage Water Management:
- See NRCS's Fact Sheet here.
- NRCS also put together a series of state and county maps and spreadsheets depicting acres that may be suitable for drainage water management. Find your county map and spreadsheet here.
- Purdue researchers, along with researchers at the University of Illinois, put together this helpful Q&A Fact Sheet about DWM, which you can check out here.
- Iowa NRCS also put together this fact sheet about DWM.