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Erosion Control Project in the Town of Seneca

It may not look like much, but small structures such as this water and sediment control basin (WASCOB) play a big part to help manage stormwater and eliminate erosion. This recent project was made possible with funding through the Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance (FLLOWPA) with the design being provided by the Ontario County SWCD. In-field Best Management Practices (BMPs) allow farms to collect and retain water during large storm events and then slowly let it leave the site through underground outlets. This eliminates surface flows which can cause erosion. This structure will prevent the loss of 20 tons of soil per year from the field, improving water quality downstream of the project site.

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