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A diversion installed above a crop field to intercept runoff and direct it to a safe outletPractice Code: 362

A diversion is an earthen channel that is installed across a slope with a supporting ridge on the downhill side.

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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
Grassed Waterway
Lined Waterway or Outlet
Subsurface Drain
Underground Outlet
Waste Storage Facility

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