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Lined Waterway or Outlet

A lined waterway or outlet provides a safe, erosion resistant method to dispose of runoff

Practice Code: 468
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)

A lined waterway or outlet has an erosion resistant lining of concrete, stone, or other permanent material.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Vegetative or rock cover protects the drainageway from erosion
  • Vegetation acts as a filter, trapping chemicals and nutrients in runoff water

Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices

This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process. View a list of conservation practices used in New York State, and their ground disturbing potential.   

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Critical Area Planting (342)
Diversion (362)
Filter Strip (393)
Grassed Waterway (412)
Subsurface Drain (606)
Terrace (600)
Underground Outlet (620)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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