Erosion Vulnerability Index of Agricultural Lands at the Parcel Level
Track: Water Resources
Authors: Douglas Miskowiak
Annually, 12-billion gallons of water flow from the Upper Couderay River Watershed to Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO), including pollutants. Excessive phosphorous affects oxygen availability to LCO’s unique two-story fishery. UW-Stevens Point employed GIS to model erosion vulnerability from agricultural lands. Vulnerability was indexed at the parcel level to facilitate a well-informed dialogue between agricultural producers and conservationists for implementation of best management practices.