Contact: Mike Lehmann
Examples of Completed CAP130 Projects prepared by Air-Row Surveying LLC
The goal of control drainage is to preserve water and fertilizer nutrients on the land to increase yields while helping protect the environment. The CAP130 incentive programs are available to landowners / farmers for projects ideally greater than 10 acres per control structure. Lift gate structures control 2 foot elevation zones and in-line water gates control 1 foot elevation zones. Retrofitting of existing tile systems can also be considered. Implementation of the plans after being submitted and authorized are up to the landowner or farmer's discretion.
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19184 State Hwy 22
Mankato, MN 56001
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CONTROL DRAINAGE EXAMPLES
--- Controls --- Acres
Lift Gate - Inline - Controlled Comments
Farm # 1 (Single Control)
Notes: This is an example of a straight forward control drainage design plan.
Farm # 2 (Multiple Controls)
Notes: After putting together this plan, the Landowner / Farmer stated they did not want the controls located in the field. It did work to redo the plan so the controls were located on the field edge. Also, after taking another look at the project I added another 10+ acre controlled system on the East side. It is important to discuss the land owners objectives and the limitations of the control drainage plan.
Note: This form will help the Landowner / Farmer and TSP identify what objectives and limitations to expect in the proposed drainage plan.