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Culvert Characteristics


Quiz Questions

1.A culvert is ______________ used to convey water from one area to another, usually from one side of a road to the other side.
An open conduit
A closed conduit
2. Culverts do not function to preserve the road base by draining water from ditches along the road, keeping the sub-base dry.
True
False
3. Culverts can be divided into two functional types: Stream Crossing and Runoff Management
True
False
4. In live (flowing) streams install sandbags, silt fences, earthen dikes, or other appropriate measures to inhibit flow whenever possible.
True
False
5. Head walls may be used when hydraulic capacity needs to be increased, and/or when installing a head wall will be more efficient than culvert replacement.
True
False
 
6. Head walls may be of poured concrete, bagged concrete, concrete blocks, bricks, logs, cut wood, or may be shaped loose rock riprap, etc.
True
False
7.When replacing damaged culverts which handle the flow adequately, use any size, shape, and any type of pipe.
True
False
8. The examples of fish friendly designs are represented in ___________________.
Figure 3-1
Figure 3-2
9.The ___________________ culvert is self defining.
Stream crossing
Runoff management
10. The runoff management culverts are commonly called cross-drains
True
False