water and sediment control basin

water and sediment control basin

big farm pond

One of the limitations of using ACPF in the Chesapeake Bay drainage is that some of its conservation practices are impractical in Eastern agricultural settings. For example, the researchers noted, Eastern field sizes are so small that water- and sediment-control basins (such as the one shown) and nutrient-removal wetlands are often too intrusive to be recommended.

IMAGE: Lynda Richardson, USDA NRCS