NRCS FOTG Update: Notice WI-83

WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE 450-11-TECHNICAL GUIDE

FOTG NOTICE WI-83

 

SUBJECT:  WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE

Purpose.     Revisions to Wisconsin Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications.

Explanation of Changes.

 

Section  IV: Conservation  Practice Standards and Specifications:

Dike (CPS 356) – Standard only allows Class III dikes.

Vegetated Treatment Area (CPS 635) – Edited to improve clarity. Additionally criteria was added to address pretreatment and erosion control measures and remove minimum flow length which affected design of small facilities.

Wetland Restoration (CPS 657) – Planning shall be done with the use of a functional assessment type procedure, or a state approved equivalent. Applicable to embankment structural heights of six feet or less. Embankment design according to newly adopted WI NRCS CPS, Dike (Code 356) when the runoff volume from the 1% flood event from the drainage area above the impoundment increases the design storage volume of the impoundment by no more than two percent. Muskrat protection requirements for embankments constructed adjacent to streams or ditches with perennial flow.

Woody Residue Treatment (CPS 384) – Added definition for course woody debris. Reference to WDNR woody biomass was removed. Other changes to align with national standard.

 

Remove the following outdated Standards and Specifications from any printed copies of the WI FOTG:

  • Index
  • Vegetated Treatment Area (CPS 635)
  • Wetland Restoration (CPS 657)
  • Woody Residue Treatment (CPS 384)

 

Add the following Standards and Specifications from any printed copies of the WI FOTG:

  • Index
  • Dike (CPS 356)
  • Vegetated Treatment Area (CPS 635)
  • Wetland Restoration (CPS 657)
  • Woody Residue Treatment (CPS 384)

 

A link to the Wisconsin FOTG is located on the Wisconsin NRCS website at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/technical/fotg/

The complete revised standards are contained in the following link:

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