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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

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DATE: October 4, 2010
Sandy Crystall

Attend DES Workshops on New Stream Crossing Rules Free Workshops in five locations around the state.

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will offer multiple presentations in locations around the state for the various stakeholders who want to learn more about the DES stream crossing rules that were adopted earlier this year.

The presentation will review the applicable requirements or crossings for logging and agricultural activities, residential and larger developments, as well as maintenance. What requirements apply to existing crossings? What requirements apply to new crossings? What requirements have not changed?

All outreach sessions will consist of two separate sessions, with one held from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m.

Date Town Location Co-Sponsor To register…
October 6 Keene Antioch University, New England Environmental Studies Dept, Antioch New England 271-2147
October 19 Manchester Southern NH Planning Commission Southern NH Planning Commission 271-2147
October 20 Belmont Belmont Corner Meeting House Belknap County Conservation District
(603) 527-5880
October 25 Greenland Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center GBNERR Coastal Training Program
November3 Littleton Littleton Post VFW Function Hall Ammonoosuc River Local Advisory Committee 271-2147

The stream crossing rules were developed after a significant rulemaking process and significant public comment. The rules were developed to:

  • Enhance public safety by establishing standards for necessary stream crossings that are designed to lessen the risk of blockages and wash-outs of culverts and bridges, and the associated flooding, which can jeopardize property and human lives upstream and downstream of such crossings and on roadways.
  • Preserve the functions and values of existing streams, support the restoration of degraded streams, and improve aquatic life passage and sediment transport.

Information on the new stream crossing rules can be found on the DES website ( by searching the A to Z list for Streams and Stream Crossings.

To register for one of the workshops, please contact the individual or organization listed in the table for the session of interest. For more information, contact the DES Wetlands Bureau 603-271-2147.

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