Any modifications a landowner makes to the stream corridor should be undertaken with the most extreme caution and the landowners must obtain the necessary permits from various agencies. Healthy streams are often streams left unaltered by humans however, there are times when actions must be taken to protect property and best manage the land.
Many modifications are necessitated by the forces of erosion and flooding. Keeping in mind that oftentimes small changes can have big impacts and implications downstream Scioto SWCD offers FREE technical advice for stream modification issues.
I If you are experiencing concerns with a stream on your land please call us for a consult. We can help connect you to engineering resources, help you navigate the permit process, and often times offer sound advice and planning for your issues.
NEVER USE HEAVY EQUIPMENT IN A STREAM. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE LAW AND CAN CAUSE MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE STREAM HABITAT.