Gully-washing storms erode Iowa’s topsoil

Some 15 million tons of Iowa’s topsoil washed into waterways from Iowa fields in the first half of this year, says the Environmental Working Group in a report that calls for more erosion-prevention work. “Intense rainstorms are occurring more frequently, and as a result of inadequate conservation efforts, much of Iowa’s precious soil is washing… » Read More

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