Erosion Control

Effective erosion control measures are crucial to managing storm water runoff, helping to mitigate water pollution, preserve wildlife and habitats, and protect property. Erosion control techniques, such as retaining walls, geotextiles and hydroseeding, help prevent water erosion for construction sites, agriculture, and river or coastal areas.

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Virginia business park project faces erosion control violations
Virginia business park project faces erosion control violations
Aug 10 2018
Franklin County, Va., has been cited by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for sediment and erosion violations at Summit View Business…
Napa and Sonoma valley vineyards require erosion control
Napa and Sonoma valley vineyards require erosion control
Aug 1 2018
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted a water quality control permit for vineyard properties within the Napa River and…
Wildfires in northern California trigger erosion control concerns
Wildfires in northern California trigger erosion control concerns
Jul 27 2018
The Carr Wildfire in northern California has destroyed dozens of homes, killed a bulldozer operator and forced evacuations in Redding, Calif.…
Jul 26 2018
With vegetation for natural aesthetics or concrete for hard armoring, the Geoweb channel system is an economical alternative to riprap, gabions or…
Iconic highway reopens thanks to erosion control devices
Iconic highway reopens thanks to erosion control devices
Jul 19 2018
The Pacific Coast Highway that runs through Big Sur, Calif., reopened, following a May 2017 landslide that dumped more than 1 million tons of debris…
Erosion control failures along Mountain Valley Pipeline
Erosion control failures along Mountain Valley Pipeline
Jul 18 2018
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a nine-page notice of violations to EQT Corp., the energy company building the…
Erosion Control Center offers services for residents impacted by wildfires
Erosion Control Center offers services for residents impacted by wildfires
Jul 17 2018
On July 11, San Diego County officials opened an Erosion Control Center to help residents impacted by the recent West and Building wildfires. The new…
Erosion damages to a Denver storm water project
Erosion damages to a Denver storm water project
Jul 16 2018
Recent storms caused soil erosion at the Globeville Landing Outfall (GLO) in north Denver. Heavy flows exposed the membrane lining at the bottom of…
Jul 12 2018
Scourlok is a robust shoreline defense system designed to resist extreme hydraulic stresses and protect shorelines while promoting vegetation.
Golf course implements shoreline stabilization & sediment control measures
Golf course implements shoreline stabilization & sediment control measures
Jun 29 2018
Golf courses are designed around and rely on water features, whether those features are oceans, lakes, rivers or streams. These water features offer…
Jun 29 2018
Outside of urban residential neighborhoods, waterfront homes were once remote and rustic, focusing on small living quarters, native vegetated…
The team installed approximately 2,000 ft per day.
The team installed approximately 2,000 ft per day.
Jun 29 2018
Building new residential communities on undeveloped land creates major risks to downstream environments. In Kentucky and Indiana, precipitation rates…
Jun 14 2018
To meet federal requirements for flood mapping of levee-protected areas, a levee reconstruction project for the Indianapolis Southport Advanced…
Alaska town faces erosion threat as glaciers melt
Alaska town faces erosion threat as glaciers melt
Jun 7 2018
A subdivision in Juneau, Alaska, has rejected a plan by the Federal Emergency Watershed Program to partially fund a retention wall along the…
Lido Beach faces erosion control problems
Lido Beach faces erosion control problems
Jun 4 2018
A local state of emergency has been declared for Lido Beach in Sarasota, Fla., following severe erosion. The beach had previously suffered erosion…
Jun 1 2018
Envirolok is a long-term, sustainable vegetative erosion control alternative that is cost-effective and easy to install. From site evaluation to…
Mountain Valley Pipeline faces lawsuit over lack of erosion control
Mountain Valley Pipeline faces lawsuit over lack of erosion control
Jun 1 2018
Six Franklin County, Va., landowners filed suit against the Mountain Valley Pipeline over failure to control storm water runoff and erosion from…
LID design as an erosion control solutions
Vegetation was established through the pliable dome-shaped HPTRM in less than one growing season.
May 25 2018
Today’s engineers are not just taught construction theory, shear strength and soil type. Environmental influences have become a focus of education…
Soil health & biotic soil technologies repair an abandoned mine site
The biotic solution was applied in March 2016.
May 25 2018
For 13 years, an abandoned mine in the Southeast U.S. sat partially barren. A large mining company had worked to revegetate and obtain reclamation…
Nominations are open for SWS Top Projects awards
Nominations are open for SWS Top Projects awards
May 24 2018
Nominations are open for Storm Water Solutions (SWS) 2018 Top Storm Water and Erosion Control Projects award program. The deadline for submissions is…
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