New Culvert for Beaver Brook Tributary

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!

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