Roadside Ditch Management

The Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), released a research report in March 2016, which detailed how improved management of the roadside ditch network could be an effective nutrient removal strategy for many rural and/or un-regulated portions of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

roadside ditch treatment

In response to STAC’s report, a team was established to outline a potential path forward for defining and crediting a set of roadside ditch management practices.

The team’s draft report is now available and is undergoing review by the Urban Stormwater Workgroup and the Agriculture Workgroup. We will provide updates on the report and next steps once it has been accepted by the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Draft Report: