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Competency Area 8: Concentrated source pollution AEM

PO 82. Discuss why excluding clean water is important and describe methods of excluding outside (clean) water from barnyards and other livestock areas.

Excluding clean water from barnyards and livestock areas reduces the potential and the volume of water that may become contaminated and flow off-site from the livestock production operations. Typical approaches to excluding clean water include the collection and diversion of rainwater from roof areas and the diversion of adjacent (upslope) in-coming runoff water around the barnyard, feedlot, and other feed and manure storage areas.