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BMP ID: 5569
Title: Align culverts in the bottom and middle of the natural channel.
Text: "Drainage Crossing Culverts: Align culverts in the bottom and middle of the natural channel so that installation causes no change in the stream channel alignment or stream bottom elevation. Culverts should not cause damming or pooling or increase stream velocities significantly (Figure 8.2)." [See Figure 8.2, page 79.]
Source Publication Name: Low-Volume Roads Engineering: Best Management Practices Field Guide
Citation Section: Chapter 8: Culvert Use, Installation, and Sizing
Citation Page: 87
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Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Construction / Siting / Design
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Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
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Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Aquatic and Riparian Values
Location: General / Federal
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Date Entered: 2009-05-27 13:50 MST
Last Updated: 2009-09-04 09:54 MST