Once you have decided that a stream crossing is necessary, several important factors will help you determine the appropriate crossing to install. These factors are:
- Permanent or temporary crossing
- Truck or skidder crossing
- Wet or dry season
- Stream bank layout / stability
- Size of the watershed / stream width / depth
- Impacts to water quality
Taking these considerations into account before installing a crossing can help you stay productive while minimizing the impact to water quality.