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Sediment Basin

Practice Code: 350

A sediment basin is a basin constructed with an engineered outlet, formed by constructing an embankment, excavating a dugout, or a combination of both.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.

 

Related Conservation Practices

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

Critical Area Planting
Diversion
Filter Strip
Grassed Waterway
Lined Waterway or Outlet
Mulching (with organic materials)
Structure for Water Control
Vegetated Treatment Area

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.   

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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