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“Farming & the Water Cycle”
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Over 40% of U.S. land is devoted to farms and ranches. Even though one acre of developed land in a city has a greater affect on water quality than one acre of farmland, because we have so much more total farmland, farming has the bigger overall affect on waters. This presentation takes a look at the water cycle and it’s relationship with farming including precipitation, surface run-off, surface and ground water use and transpiration. Includes farming techniques used by today’s farmer’s to keep our waters clean.