POLLUTION LOCATOR| Animal Waste|State Report

Animal Waste Report: RHODE ISLAND
 


 
  • Rankings: Animal Waste
    States with Least Waste Percentile States with Most Waste
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    Total animal waste:
    Hog waste:
    Cattle waste:
    Poultry waste:
    Sheep waste:
    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 1,851 3,500 860,000 43,000 31,000 14,000
    Cattle 5,749 66,000 16,000,000 710,000 240,000 160,000
    Poultry 2,838 150 37,000 4,000 1,400 1,500
    Sheep 906 360 87,000 7,600 5,500 1,600
    Total Animal 11,344 71,000 17,000,000 760,000 280,000 180,000

    *Note: State totals are compiled using 1997 Census of Agriculture data, the most recent available data for this state. Please see a discussion of the limitations of animal waste data for more details.
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  • Animal Waste Trends
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 57% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 21% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 98% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 27% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 29% 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 ELI Almanac of Enforceable Rhode Island State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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