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This biofilter was installed last year near the Willmar Senior High School. Water from a county tile system is intercepted and allowed to seep through a bed of wood chips in the biofilter to remove nitrates before the water is returned to the drainage system. (Submitted photo)

New field drainage systems designed to reduce flow of sediment, nitrates

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WILLMAR -- New methods of draining water from farm fields are being implemented in Kandiyohi County in an attempt to reduce sediment and pollutants from getting into lakes and streams.


The alternatives include biofilters, rock inlets, drop inlets and stream barbs.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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