When? Thursday, 06 December 2018, 12:00 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST
Cost: FREE

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Bryan Seipp, Center for Watershed Protection

Carol Wong, Center for Watershed Protection

Eric Chase, Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies

Steve Bloser, Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies

The Chesapeake Bay watershed’s roadside ditch network can be both a source of nutrients and sediments as well as a conduit for their transport to local streams and rivers. The first in a two-part series, this webcast will discuss design and maintenance guidance for two best management practices for roadside ditches: ditch elimination and ditch retrofits. We will focus on visual indicators and the small adjustments to current ditch management practices that can provide substantial water quality benefits. 

Webcast Resources:

Roadside Ditch Management Guidance: Part 1 Webcast Recording

Recording of the December 6, 2018 webcast "Roadside Ditch Management Guidance: Part 1"

Version december 6 2019 | Open link in new window

Download “Roadside Ditch Management Guidance: Part 1 Presentation Slides” RDM-Webcast-1_slides_final.pdf – Downloaded 165 times – 13 MB

Other Resources:

Draft Roadside Ditch Management Memo

Final draft memo from the Chesapeake Bay Roadside Ditch Management Team on options for crediting pollutant removal from roadside ditch management practices. Memo is currently under review by the Urban Stormwater Workgroup and Agriculture Workgroup.

Version may 22, 2017 | Size (1 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Re-plumbing the Chesapeake Watershed: Improving Roadside Ditch Management to Meet TMDL Water Quality Goals

The findings from a recent STAC research workshop on the impacts from roadside ditches and associated opportunities to meet Chesapeake Bay Program goals.

Version march 2016 | Size (2 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download


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