Cost Estimator

Two-Stage Ditch Cost Estimator Tool

Managing drainage ditches, especially when they are not functioning properly, can be expensive. Multiple options exist for how landowners can manage their drainage ditches. In order to determine which option will be best the benefits and costs of each should be considered.

The Ohio State University Extension and its partners have developed a simple spreadsheet tool to aid landowners in weighing the costs and benefits of maintaining an existing conventional trapezoidal drainage ditch compared to converting the ditch to a two-stage design.

Two-Stage Ditch Cost Estimator Tool