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Road Restoration

Rural dirt roads are a major source of sediment in the watershed. Poorly designed, located, or maintained dirt roads can intercept, divert, concentrate, and accelerate surface runoff leading to accelerated soil erosion, gully formation, and channel downcutting. This runoff of fine-grained sediments increases turbidity and stream bottom deposits, directly impacting water quality.

Features such as rolling dips, waterbars, outsloped sections, grade breaks, cross drains can be built to more effectively move water off the road. Similarly, realigning, relocating, or rebuilding problem road segments can improve drainage. Abandoned and redundant roads may also need to be properly closed and reclaimed.