Surface Inlets and Catch Basin

Natural and man-made surface drainage features in a landscape can direct water to the edge of the field or to installed features such as tile risers or catch basins. Catch basins are often found at the edge of a field, directing surface water to a tile or to a receiving drainage channel. Runoff associated with bare ground areas that direct water to surface inlet structures should be evaluated for  concentrations of nutrients and sediment. Water quality might improve by using grassed waterways or other vegetated areas to filter sediment. Other practices, such as blind inlets, that take advantage of a soil’s natural filtering capabilities can also be beneficial.


Catch Basins  

Catch basin showing surface flow

Catch basin closeup

1/2013 Hancock Co. LaBarge 1/2013 Hancock Co. LaBarge
Tile Riser  
Surface water erosion moving to tile riser Tile riser
NRCS 9/2015 Hardin Co. McBride
Tile rise 2-2018  
4/2018 Lenewee Co LaBarge  

Best Management Practices