Managing Water on Roads, Skid Trails, and Landings


Water moving over forest roads, skid trails, and landings causes erosion. Sediment that reaches water bodies can hurt aquatic organisms. Soil also makes water appear muddy and can carry in nutrients and chemicals. Water diversion devices can reduce erosion. In fact, by controlling water speed and volume on the top one-third of the road, erosion can be reduced by more than 65 percent.

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