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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.
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?
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.
As animal agriculture intensifies in the upper Midwest, measuring DOC exported through tile drains is important when evaluating carbon budgets and carbon sequestration potential.
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission has developed a method to capture and treat nitrate contaminated ground water before it reaches the surface through the construction of tile drains and an artificial wetland.
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.
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.
The first step was to install tile drains for channeling subsurface leachate off the field, which would be an essential part of the reclamation process.
Tile drains installed under crop fields are essential to crop production in much of North America.
When early settlers arrived in the Midwest, they began constructing an underground network of tile drains to channel water away from the soggy prairies, which then became some of the most fertile crop fields in the country.