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Some pieces of land have eroded into large gullies due to extensive water running through fields. With tiling, the water is diverted underground and soil on top can once again be put to productive use.

Tiling: The need runs deep

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To help prevent erosion mainly in agricultural fields, landowners are turning to tiling more and more.

A practice that started in Becker County about 15 to 20 years ago is now so popular and beneficial, the people working in the Becker County Soil and Water Conservation office in Detroit Lakes can barely keep up with the requests.

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