Klamath farmers work to reduce soil erosion
By Christine Souza
When water was shut off to farmers in the Klamath Basin in 2001, wind storms and erosion of fallowed fields were causes for concern, as wind gusts picked up soil and spread it across highways, presenting air-quality issues for local communities. As drought impacts the region this year, farmers have joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service to prevent soil erosion in the area, a program that was started in 2001.
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