Maryland's Waterway Construction Guidelines

The Maryland Department of the Environment Water and Science Administration is pleased to announce the issuance of the Maryland Waterway Construction Guidelines to provide a set of recommended details for approaches frequently encountered in the waterway construction process. The need for this manual has been recognized over the years with the awareness that many streams and rivers require stabilization, modification, or rehabilitation of some type due to urbanization or previous channel construction.

Download the entire set of guidelines, (warning - file size is 8.56 MB and may take a long time to download).

Engineers! Download the illustrations for the guide in CAD format (.dgn files)! 

If you have any questions about the guidelines, please contact William Seiger( of the Wetlands & Waterways Program.

All pages in the Guidelines are in Portable Document Format (.pdf format), requiring a PDF reader.