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BMP ID: 4647
Title: Construct water bars on cut-and-fill slopes.
Text: "Drill Site, Access Road, and Pipeline Right-of-Way Construction: Upland Areas: Water bars should be constructed on cut-and-fill slopes exceeding 25 feet long and 10 percent gradient using the water bar spacing guidelines and procedures specified for access road and pipeline ROW runoff and erosion control." [See BLM Manual 9113]
Source Publication Name: Record of Decision Desolation Flats Natural Gas Field Development Project
Citation Section: Appendix C: Reclamation Recommendations
Citation Page:
Supplemental Documents: BLM Manual 9113 - Roads
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Construction / Siting / Design
Oil / Gas Field: Desolation Flats Natural Gas Field (GREATER GREEN RIVER)
Surface Ownership: • Federal
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
Primary Contact: BLM - Wyoming State Office
5353 Yellowstone Road
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82003  United States
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Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Wyoming
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Date Entered: 2009-04-16 14:13 UTC
Last Updated: 2009-04-16 14:15 UTC