Start Date

4-12-2003 12:00 AM

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Vegetative filter systems are being used nationwide as a management practice for controlling sediment delivery to water bodies, especially in agricultural settings. The installation of vegetative filter systems has increased in agricultural areas in part because of the National Conservation Buffer Initiative implemented by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Vegetative filters have the effect of retarding the velocity and reducing the sediment transport capacity of water flow (Tollner et al., 1982). As a result, a portion of the sediment in the water flowing through the filter will be deposited thus decreasing the movement of sediment to water bodies.

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Dec 4th, 12:00 AM

Performance of Vegetative Filters Considering Conservation Practices, Field Slope, and Storm Characteristics

Vegetative filter systems are being used nationwide as a management practice for controlling sediment delivery to water bodies, especially in agricultural settings. The installation of vegetative filter systems has increased in agricultural areas in part because of the National Conservation Buffer Initiative implemented by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Vegetative filters have the effect of retarding the velocity and reducing the sediment transport capacity of water flow (Tollner et al., 1982). As a result, a portion of the sediment in the water flowing through the filter will be deposited thus decreasing the movement of sediment to water bodies.