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Let It Flow (In Progress)

Project History

Description

Rain is a blessing and a curse on our research farms.  We cannot grow a crop with out it but when it comes in excessive quantities has a destructive result on University farms.  Our farms are intertwined too so as water flows downhill it passes from one department farm to the next.  This project looks to redesign the Energy Farm waterway and install a waterway on the Animal Sciences farm to the west so that water flow can be channeled to the Embarrass River in a more direct and environmentally sound path.  Benefits from this improvement will be higher quality research fields for student and faculty projects that currently have to contend with unknowns for how heavy rains might impact or damage their efforts.   

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Tim Mies

    Project Leader:

    Tim Mies

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