Docuument anglais sur les effets négatifs du pâturage des bandes riveraines par les bovins.
The current environmental focus on controlling nonpoint pollution to protect our surface water has led to the discussion of management of riparian areas. The Environmental Protection Agency states that agriculture has a greater impact on stream and river contamination than any other nonpoint source. Grazing, particularly improper grazing of riparian areas can contribute to nonpoint source pollution. Negative impacts downstream include the contamination of drinking water supplies (55% of Ohio?s drinking water comes from surface water (Brown, 1994)), eutrophication of Lake Erie (Richards et al., 2002), and hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico (Rabalais et al., 2001).