grassed waterway

grassed waterway

water quality device

Grassed waterways such as the one shown are among water-quality-protection devices recommended by the Agriculture Conservation Planning Framework, a geospatial software tool used to find precise locations for such conservation structures. Developed and widely used in the Midwest to reduce nutrient pollution and sedimentation, Penn State researchers say it can be used in the Northeast. 

IMAGE: U.S. Department of Agriculture NRCS