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Animal Waste Report: EL DORADO County, CA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in EL DORADO County
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    Nitrogen in waste:
    Nitrogen lost to atmosphere:
    Phosphorus in waste:

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  • 1997 Animal Waste Summary
    Animal Type Number of Head Amount of Waste (tons/yr) Volume of Waste (gallons/yr) Amount of Nitrogen in Waste(pounds/yr) Nitogen Lost to Atmosphere (pounds/yr) Amount of Phosphorous in Waste (pounds/yr)
    Hogs 234 450 110,000 5,500 3,900 1,800
    Cattle 9,890 59,000 14,000,000 690,000 410,000 180,000
    Poultry 1,789 89 22,000 2,300 580 860
    Sheep 2,046 820 200,000 17,000 13,000 3,500
    Total Animal 13,959 61,000 15,000,000 710,000 430,000 190,000

    *Note: County totals are compiled using 1997 Census of Agriculture data. Please see a discussion of the limitations of animal waste data for more details.
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  • Animal Waste Trends in EL DORADO County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 47% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 17% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 90% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Increased by 59% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 18% from 1987 to 1997
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  • Links

    See EPA's Index of Watershed Indicators for this area (evaluates the current condition and vulnerability of aquatic resources.)

    See the Factory Farm Project report for this state.

    See the California Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

    See the ELI Almanac of Enforceable California State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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