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Structure for Water Control

A structure for water control installed to modify the water level in a wetland

Practice Code: 587
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

A structure in a water management system that conveys water, controls the direction or rate of flow, maintains a desired water surface elevation or measures water.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Create, restore or enhance wetland hydrology
  • Modify water flow to provide habitat for fish, wildlife and other aquatic animals
  • Keep trash, debris or weed seeds from entering pipelines

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:

Constructed Wetland (656)
Wetland Creation (658)
Wetland Enhancement (659)
Wetland Restoration (657)

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