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Alternative Ditch Design and Managment Strategies: Lessons Learned

Aired: March 14, 2012 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

Two-stage and self-forming channel designs are alternatives to traditional ditching and maintenance practices that may improve environmental quality and channel stability while meeting drainage needs.  We will present results from projects in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan and discuss lessons learned to date.


Jon Witter

Dan Mecklenburg

Meet the Presenters:

Jon Witter, Research Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Jon Witter is a Assistant Research Professor in the Dept. of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University.  Jon's research focuses on assessing alternative channel practices and developing practical tools to evaluate their cost and potential benefits.


Dan Mecklenburg, Ecological Engineer, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Dan is an ecological engineer in the field of stream morphology. He works for the Division of Soil and Water Resources, where he was a principle developer of much of the state’s urban non-point source program. Since the mid 1990’s his work has focused on stream morphology and its affect on water quality. He has authored and co-authored numerous papers on stream morphology; three recently published on low gradient headwater streams. Dan developed and maintains the STREAMS: software for stream survey and assessment.


presentation slides (pdf): Witter; Mecklenburg

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