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USDA-NRCS Waterway Design Tool: An Engineering Field Tool Computer Software Component

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2011 Louisville, Kentucky, August 7-10, 2011  1111450.(doi:10.13031/2013.38112)
Authors:   William R Reck, Philip R McLoud
Keywords:   Waterway, diversion, erosion control, conservation practice

The Waterway Design Tool (WDT), developed by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is one engineering software application within the Engineering Field Tools package. The software shares functionality with other engineering applications currently including the Survey Engineering Tool (SET) and the Terrace Design Tool (TDT) and allows the user to design a grassed waterway system from the input of survey data to the output of construction plans and documentation information. This paper briefly describes this software component. The software and documentation can be obtained from the USDA-NRCS at:

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