Storm Impact on Conservation

2009

  • Judy Derrick
  • Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Services
Project Media

Planning for normal rainfall events has been part of doing business on Wisconsin farms for centuries. In recent years, we are observing more intense rainfall events on localized areas of the state sometimes approaching rainfall factors that should only occur every 100 years. Dealing with those intense storm events are very challenging and not planning for them results in amazing damage from erosion and offsite deposition of soil and nutrients. Natural Resource Conservation Service has several suggestions on reducing risks caused by unexpected rainfall events.