Separation distances for livestock manure management systems
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has established required and recommended guidelines for separation distances for livestock manure management systems. These separation distances apply to both manure storage structures, such as lagoons, and the areas on which manure is land-applied. This publication outlines the primary separation distances as noted in the MDNR regulation. These distances should be considered minimum. Special circumstances may dictate that separation distances be greater than shown, and these are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The separation distances discussed in this publication are for water quality considerations only and do not apply to separation distance considerations for odor.
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