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3.4.1 Issue

Refer to Issues 3.1.1 & 3.3.1

The use of water for poorly planned or poorly managed crop and pasture irrigation can result in increased discharges of nutrients to either surface water or groundwater.

Explanation
Irrigating farm land in a poorly planned or poorly managed manner can result in nutrients from the land leaching into the groundwater or surface water, thus causing a further degradation of water quality.

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