Web of Water - 2
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Nov 4, 2014 06:43 AM CST

VOLGA, S.D. (DTN) -- Scott VanderWal commonly tiles beneath spots of standing water on his fields in the prairie pothole region near Brookings, S.D. Standing water often hits planting season hard enough to hurt the bottom line.

His corn, soybean and cattle operation is just 2 miles from the Big Sioux River and sits smack dab in the Big Sioux River watershed.

The pending Clean Water Act rule has him worried about the isolated, standing waters on his farm, which could conceivably be part of a significant nexus including larger bodies of water under the proposed rule. Ag tiling itself ...

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