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8/11/2022 - Reasons for the Permitting Process

The image below illustrates the amount of suspended sediment entering a pond, lake, stream or river based on the type of ground cover nearby. Plants and vegetation act as a riparian buffer yield the cleanest water, forest and leaf litter prevent some erosion and bare soil allows for wash-outs and soil transport.  This is exactly why the permitting process through this Department is in place.  Please contact us to discuss your next home improvement project in advance.