The NRD operates 25 miles of drainage ditches and associated works. The NRD cooperates with local irrigation and drainage districts to maintain an additional 12 miles of drainageways. District personnel also serve our constituents in other ways. NRD personnel and our USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service colleagues survey and design terraces, dams and other conservation practices for local farmers.
Another way we protect the land is by planting trees. Windbreaks planted along field boundaries reduce soil erosion by reducing wind velocity.