Sunday, February 8, 2009

IOWA: State seeks more wetlands to fight pollution runoff

By PHILIP BRASHER, Des Moines Register

Adel, Ia. - State agriculture officials think they have the solution to the pollution problems caused by water that drains off the state's farms: Drain the water faster.

Shallow ponds like the one created with federal money on a Dallas County farm can destroy much of the pollution that runs off neighboring corn fields and eventually into Des Moines-area water supplies and on to the Gulf of Mexico.

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