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Saturated Buffer for South Dakota

Updated November 21, 2022
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John McMaine

Griffith Endowed Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Water Management Engineer

Additional Authors: David Kringen

Written collaboratively by John McMaine, David Kringen and Kristen Almen

Saturated buffers are a relatively new but effective tool for removing soluble nitrate-nitrogen from subsurface (tile) drainage before the tile discharge flows into a surface waterway.