Soil erosion after five inches or more of rain fell in one hour across portions of Western Iowa in 2013. USDA Natural Resources Conservation hide caption

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Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey sample water in Goodwater Creek, Mo., for pesticides and other chemicals that may have run off from the surrounding land. Abbie Fentress Swanson/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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