Factors to Consider When Planning A Crossing

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.