Executive Director Charlie Baeder recently coordinated the installation of this 10′ culvert on a road that crosses a tributary to Beaver Brook. Here are a few facts about this larger, flat-bottomed culvert, also known as a pipe arch, that make it so awesome:
-Larger size means runoff will flow through more easily, reducing opportunities for erosion and road washout. This will improve water quality and benefit public safety.
-The bottom is flat and slightly lower than the stream. Over time, a natural stream bottom will be established in the culvert.
-Larger size also eases passage for aquatic organisms, fish, macroinvertebrates, deer, skunks, you name it!