Friday, August 22, 2008
Most people don't think about culverts too often. You may not even know what a culvert is. But we think about them often when considering roads and sediment impact on watersheds. The culverts are the pipes that run under roads and move water on the upstream side of a road to the downstream side. It sounds like a simple job, but there are a lot of factors that go into culvert design. many poorly designed culverts block fish passage for migrating salmon and steelhead. Some fail during big storms and wash out whole roads. A coworker sent me a link to the following video. It takes a moment ot load, but it is pretty neat to watch nature kickin' some bad engineering butt.
Have fun and make sure you watch the whole thing.
Posted by Greg at 2:16 PM