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.