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Roof Runoff Structure

A roof runoff structure installed on a barnPractice Code: 558
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

A roof runoff structure collects, controls, and conducts clean water to a safe outlet.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Protects water quality by collecting clean roof runoff
  • Improves livestock management and health
  • Controls runoff to down-slope areas and protects buildings and structures

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:

Fence (382)
Heavy Use Area Protection (561)
Subsurface Drain (606)
Underground Outlet (620)

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


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