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Structure for Water Control 587

What it is

A structure in a water management system that allows water to move, controls the direction or rate of flow, maintains a desired water surface elevation or measures water. Several types of structures are available and depending on the location, use and site constraints one type will be better than others.

How it helps

Restoring or managing water flow can help by:

  • Providing habitat for fish, wildlife and other animals 
  • Restoring healthy salt marsh ecosystems
  • Managing invasive species that take advantage of degraded ecosystems
  • Maintaining healthy fish populations for commercial purposes
  • Controlling the water level for drainage or flooding

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