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Technical note (TN728): Planning Agricultural Field Drainage

Download TN728 – Planning Agricultural Field Drainage

Planning agricultural field drainage requires a detailed investigation to obtain the best results. Depending on the site, there could be more than one drainage issue causing the drainage problem. As a recap from TN720 “Assessment for agricultural drainage requirement”, there are 3 main causes of drainage issues which affect agricultural land:

  • Surface water problems
  • Ground water problems
  • Spring / seepage water problems

In addition, there are a number of other problems such as iron ochre, running sand, tree and shrub roots, and peat, which require more specialist solutions.


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