How the 2019 Definition of WOTUS affects Agricultural and Specialty Crop Producers

Publication Date

Spring 6-28-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1075


This article summarizes the recent history of the Waters of The United States (WOTUS) in the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, published on April 21, 2020, and reviews which surface water bodies are considered and not considered WOTUS. The article provides clarity on the surface water bodies governed by State versus federal jurisdiction and how the ruling influences agricultural and specialty crop stakeholders.

Publication Type

Short Communication


Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Livestock and Agricultural Farmers and Producers, Specialty Crop Producers, Row crop and vegetable farmers and producers, Ornamental and Tree Growers and Producers, Nursery Growers and Producers, Turfgrass Managers and Producers, Orchard Producers and Growers