Feb 6, 2016
6b. Saturated Buffer
Saturated buffers contain underground “plumbing” to intercept water in the field tiles and redirect it into a buffer of grass, trees, and other plantings that can process nitrate and keep it out of adjacent streams.
- Buffers remove sediment, phosphorus and pesticides and provides wildlife habitat above ground
- Nitrate is removed through denitrification and plant uptake by the roots below the surface