2015 Dugout Testing
In the spring of 2015, four dugout sites were tested for basic nutrient parameters. As summer progresses, water nutrient levels tend to increase with plant and organism activity. Researchers wanted to see how seasonal changes and access by cattle would effect dugout water nutrient levels, if at all.
Read more about our 2015 water sampling study here
Characteristics of sampled dugouts
Site 1 is fenced off (2011) with cattle (same site as C1 from 2012)
Site 2 is a creek, flowing across pasture
Site 3 is a natural spring, fenced off
Site 4 is a Ducks Unlimited/LARA alternative water project, fenced with cattle (same site as C1 from 2012)