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October 2004
The New Spin on Drainage
Increased scrutiny of vineyards is raising the bar on drainage design and erosion control to a whole new level of innovation and compliance.
by Chris Carr, Danny Hagans and George Rau
Within the last five years, state water quality regulators in Northern California and the Central Coast have increased their attention on the effects of vineyards on water quality. This scrutiny has led to a current redefining of best management practices (BMPs) for vineyard and road construction that has regulators commending their use in complying with Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements.Water quality regulators have been particularly focused on ensuring that vineyard construction and...
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