• Dennis Carney Soil & Water Conservation District
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Two to three weeks ago, our area received a couple heavy rainfall events of 2 to 3 inches in a few hours. This resulted in soil erosion in many area fields. Several trips through the countryside revealed soil losses and visible gullies. Soil was washed from the hillsides and deposited on the flatland downhill, further reducing the productivity of these hillsides. Soil deposited in ditches and non-farm areas was lost for now. Also, a large amount of prime farmland topsoil was suspended in the millions of gallons of dark brown water that left the area and is lost permanently.