Hearing planned on soil loss limit regulations

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, via Zoom, on the question of the adoption of proposed amended soil loss limit regulations for the lands in the Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District. All persons who are likely to be affected by the amended regulations may attend and will be given an opportunity to present their views concerning the amendments.

The regulation changes will establish allowable rates of soil loss by wind or water erosion based on the newest published soil survey information for lands in the county. The rates of erosion expressed in tons per acre per year are proposed to be set for (1) agricultural lands, (2) nonagricultural lands, and (3) construction sites. For agricultural (farm) land, the proposed soil loss limit will be set for each soil type and will vary from one to five tons per acre per year.

The proposed amended soil loss limit regulations are on file and may be reviewed at the Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District office, 1705 W D St., Vinton, Iowa, prior to the date of the hearing.

If special accommodations are needed, please contact the Benton SWCD one week prior to the meeting by calling 319-472-2161 extension 3. 

Benton SWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

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