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New standard for diversions


May 27, 2008
By Marg Land

asabelogoMay 27, 2008, St. Joseph, MI – The
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has
completed a new standard on diversions.

May 27, 2008, St. Joseph, MI – The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed a new standard on diversions.

asabelogoA diversion is defined as a channel constructed across a slope with a supporting ridge on the downhill side.

ASABE EP492, Planning, Design and Construction of Diversions was developed to be used as a guide for engineers and technicians in the planning, design, layout, construction, and maintenance of diversions. This standard applies where surface flow or shallow subsurface flow is a problem and can be intercepted by a shallow channel where soil and site conditions are suitable to build earth channels and earth ridges, where sediment accumulations are manageable, and where topography is suitable to provide adequate outlets.

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A copy of the document can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at martin@asabe.org.

A free electronic copy of the standard can also be obtained by ASABE members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE Technical Library.

A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found here.


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