A basin constructed with an engineered outlet, formed by an embankment and/or excavation, to collect and store debris or sediment.
Purposes and Benefits
Improves water quality by reducing sedimentation entering streams and water bodies
Prevents soil erosion
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.