Containment Pond Management

(NM1626, Revised Oct. 2019)

Containment ponds are constructed at the base of a feedlot’s slope and designed to collect and contain nutrient-loaded runoff. This publication talks about how to manage containment ponds by understanding soil and water relationships, applying effluent for crops needs, and knowing when to apply containment pond effluent.

Lead Author
Lead Author:
Chris Augustin, Soil Health Specialist, North Central Research Extension Center
Other Authors

Mary Keena, Livestock Environmental Management Specialist, Carrington Research Extension Center

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