Erosion Control Structures

Farm fields on rolling topography that have poor draining soils may experience gully erosion during times of heavy rainfall or snow melt.  Top soil that is lost from the field this year, translates into lost yields in subsequent years.  To prevent gully erosion in farm fields, erosion control structures such as berms or grassed waterways can be constructed.  These structures protect soil by reducing the erosive force of flowing water.  Specific site conditions must be taken into account when designing erosion control structures to ensure their effectiveness.

For more detailed information on agri-environmental beneficial management practices, please see the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Enroll in an upcoming Environmental Farm Plan workshop to complete a self-guided environmental assessment of your farm.  Follow the quick link for more information.

Credit Valley Conservation has staff available to assist you with the planning of your agri-environmental improvement project.  Assistance with project design and sourcing funding is available.

For more information and to arrange a site visit, please contact:

Mark Eastman, Senior Coordinator, Agricultural Outreach

Office: (905) 670-1615 extension 720
Cell: (416) 294-7335
Toll Free: 1 (800) 668-5557

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