Stream crossings are critical areas for Best Management Practices (BMPs) because they involve bare dirt roads subjected to vehicle traffic crossing directly over stream channels. BMPs help to protect the quality of the water and the integrity of the channel while providing access across the stream. The picture below shows an attempt to implement BMPs at a stream crossing (SMZ running through the center of the picture), but incorrectly.
Can you tell what is wrong with this picture? How would you have done this differently?
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