Improved Agricultural Management Restores Stone Bridge Brook, Vermont

EPA’s Clean Water Act Section 319 Program provides funding for restoration of nonpoint source-impaired water bodies. This week’s success spotlight shines on

Stone Bridge Brook, Vermont. Agricultural activities in the watershed increased nutrient and sediment runoff impairing a 2-mile portion of the stream for aquatic life. Agricultural best management practices, such as planting of more than 300 acres of winter cover crops and use of no-till planting to reduce erosion, led to improvement in water quality, prompting the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to remove it from the state’s list of impaired waters in 2012.

Read the complete story here.
Source: Water Headlines & EPA Water: Nonpoint Source Success Stories

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