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drain tile

A hollow tile, usually laid end to end as piping (with open joints) in soil in order to drain water-saturated soil, or used to permit fluid in the hollow-tile pipe to disperse into the ground (as in an absorption field).
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Land that Grant has purchased has been improved and tile drains installed.
The team also extended RZWQM's application to about 30 meters beyond the root zone and improved the way it models the flow of shallow groundwater to tile drains.
If a tile drain is now added in the field adjacent to the wetland, at what distance does the drainage system have an impact on the wetland, changing the rate at which water moves from the ponded wetland to the field?
Flow rates, cumulative flow, and concentrations of ammonium, nitrate, total phosphorous, dissolved phosphorous, and sediment in tile drain samples with time are shown in Fig.
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) losses from tile drains are an underquantified portion of the terrestrial carbon cycle.
Increased deployment of wetlands can help retain large quantities of N and P, which currently are transported directly to streams through surface channels and tile drains (Drury et al.
Between 2008 and 2013, he found that 49% of dissolved phosphorus and 48% of total phosphorus in the watershed was discharged via tile drains.
Between 2008 and 2013, he found that 49 percent of dissolved phosphorus and 48 percent of total phosphorus in the watershed were discharged via tile drains.
The landscape around the manor is being turned back to what it would have been in the days before mechanised farming and tile drains.
Pesticide transport to subsurface drainage tile drains in humid regions of North America.
Project Summary: To promote continued improvement in agricultural productivity, soil health, and water quality, Discovery Farms Programs of WI and MN are partnering to 1) provide the tools for farmers and farm advisors to diagnose and treat fields with high nutrient losses through tile drains and 2) understand the link between tile drainage and soil health and 3) increase access to conservation practices related to monitoring currently offered by NRCS.
The researchers installed tile drains for channeling subsurface leachate from the field and then began irrigating with the wastewater, which typically contained elevated levels of selenium, salt, and traces of arsenic, boron, and molybdenum.