In some parts of British Columbia, high levels of precipitation and seasonal runoff can cause saturation of agricultural soils. Most agricultural crops are adversely affected by ponded water on the soil surface and/or prolonged soil saturation in the root zone.
Range and Grassland
A Riparian Working Group (established by the Partnership Committe on Agriculture and the Environment) will prepare guidelines and implement a process to manage agricultural activities near watercourses in riparian areas.
Good information is provided in a factsheet which outlines options to access and develop surface water sources for livestock watering.
Information in factsheet format outlines sourcing and options to develop ground water sources for livestock water use.
Information is available in a factsheet which compares water sources for livestock and the developmental methods, advantages and disadvantages.
This factsheet discusses direct access to watercourses for livestock watering. Stockmen need to use appropriate, environmentally sound, methods to water livestock.
Available from the Sustainable Agriculture Management Branch website of the Ministry of Agriculture is a valuable factsheet which discusses direct access to watercourses for livestock watering.