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Sinking and Losing Streams

Management Objectives

Scenario: No. 1

Scenario: No. 2

Scenario: No. 3


On karst terrain, surface streams that do not sink or lose water to the subsurface can be managed using the default standards for riparian management as specified in the regulations supporting the Forest and Range Practices Act. Streams/watercourses that sink or lose water to the subsurface may require special riparian management considerations, as they have the potential to transport sediment and debris into sensitive subsurface karst environments.

The following sections are only brief summaries. You are encouraged to check the fuller descriptions in the Karst Management Handbook for British Columbia for more complete information.

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