ditch check

ditch check

[′dich ‚chek]
(civil engineering)
A small dam positioned at intervals in a road ditch to prevent erosion.
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Among the matters they consider are testing the amount of material in soil finer than number 200 (75 [micro]m) sieve, identifying and classifying dispersive clay soils by the pinhole test, preparing rock slabs for durability testing, analyzing the size of particles in natural and man-made riprap materials, determining the short-term compression behavior of turf reinforcement mats, measuring nominal thickness of permanent rolled erosion control products, installing articulating concrete block revetment systems, and determining the performance of a temporary ditch check in protecting earthen channels from stormwater-induced erosion.
In favor of a procurement card system, the Lewis Central Community School District will ditch checks and purchase orders, at least for some procurement.