Little Pine Watershed
Craig Williams, ASREC Coordinator
In a cooperative research effort involving the departments of Animal Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, and the U.S. Geological Survey, a watershed that starts as the Box Ditch on the Animal Sciences Research Center and neighboring farm land, forms Little Pine Creek which meanders southwest through privately owned land and finally through the Scholer-Purdue Farm before flowing into the Wabash River. Since Purdue University owns land on the upper and lower ends of this watershed, a unique and pioneering study of an entire watershed is underway. This should serve as a model throughout the Corn Belt to show how rainfall, soil-types, agricultural production practices, industrial usage, and residential usage impact a watershed's total environment.