Field 5a

On Field 5a, BCRET is monitoring surface runoff and the movement of water down through the soils.  Surface runoff is measured at the flume pictured and samples are automatically collected for chemical analysis when runoff occurs. 

Field 5a, flume

Field 5a, flume            Field 5a, flume runoff

Field 5a, flume            Field 5a, flume runoff

We have installed soil water recorders and piezometers to constantly measure water table depth at several points in the field, shown on the map below and take samples for chemical analysis. 

Field 5a map

This Field is not currently permitted to receive manure but we will continue to monitor runoff and leaching to determine background losses as a result of prior management of these fields.