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Sinking and Losing Streams

Management Objectives

Scenario: No. 1

Scenario: No. 2

Scenario: No. 3

Self-check

Choose either True or False to check your understanding.

Riparian management on karst terrain focuses on sinking/losing streams and sinking watercourses.

True
False

Sinking watercourses do not meet the criteria for BC's definition of a stream.

True
False

Maintaining water quality and quantity is one of the main management objectives for sinking/losing streams.

True
False

The management objectives for sinking watercourses are different from sinking/losing streams.

True
False

If a sinking/losing stream is less than 1 metre wide flowing on karst and delivers water to a significant recipient feature located less than 250 metres downstream, a 20-metre reserve is recommended.

True
False

Yarding across sinking watercourses is appropriate.

True
False

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