Chapter III – Protection of aquatic environments, riparian areas, wetlands and soils
Division IV – Sylvicultural drainage, washing water, contaminants, earth and tree debris
§1. Sylvicultural drainage ditch
A ditch or network of sylvicultural drainage ditches must have a settling pond at its outlet. The ditch or network of sylvicultural drainage ditches and the settling pond must not allow for the introduction of sediments into an open peat bog with a pond, a marsh, a riparian swamp, a lake or a watercourse, nor over a width of 20 m, measured from the limit that separates the stand from the environment to be protected or, in the presence of a riparian ecotone, from the limit of the ecotone farthest from the environment to be protected.
- To preserve the integrity of an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment
- To avoid carrying sediment into an aquatic, wetland or riparian environment