K-State partnerships help improve water quality in Kansas
Lower cost options allow farmers to protect their land’s water supply.
If a streambank isn’t fortified, it could collapse and flood a creek or body of water with sediment, which disrupts the quality and flow of the water.
Traditionally, farmers have used large boulders to fortify banks, but this is a costly solution since it requires high transportation costs.
Kansas State University Research and Extension Service suggests using local materials to fortify streambanks. This would lower the costs inflicted on the farmer.
For example, a farmer could use local trees to fortify the banks, saving tens of thousands of dollars compared to the boulder system.
To learn more about efforts to improve water for Kansas farmers, click here!