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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Forestry > Forestry BMP's > Skid Trails > Spacing for Water Bar Spacing for Water Bar

 Skid Trail Grade (percent) Approximate Distance Needed Between Waterbars (in feet)
1-2
3-5
6-10
11-15
16-20
21-30+
500-250
250-125
125-80
80-60
60-40
40-30

To properly construct a waterbar, consider waterbar location, angle, spacing, size and outletting.