Hearing set for county soil-loss-limit rules

A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 on proposed amended soil-loss-limit regulations for the lands in the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Anyone likely to be affected by the amended regulations may attend and will be given an opportunity to present their views concerning the amendments. The regulation changes will establish allowable rates of soil loss by wind or water erosion based on the newest published soil survey information for lands in the county.

The rates of erosion expressed in tons per acre per year are proposed to be set for agricultural lands, non-agricultural lands and construction sites.

For agricultural (farm) land, the proposed soil loss limit will be set for each soil type and will vary from one to five tons per acre per year. The proposed amended soil loss limit regulations are on file and may be reviewed at the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District office, 1621 E. Washington St., Washington, before the date of the hearing.

If special accommodations are needed, please contact the Washington SWCD one week before the hearing by calling 319-653-6654.

Due to COVID-19, this hearing will be held via conference call. Please phone 978-990-5000, access code 783186.