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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Chattanooga, Tenn., considers storm water regulations for developers
Chattanooga, Tenn., considers storm water regulations for developers
Dec 13 2018
Chattanooga, Tenn., city planning staff have proposed guidelines aimed at addressing overdevelopment, as well as storm water runoff and erosion…
California beach installs erosion control barrier
California beach installs erosion control barrier ahead of storm
Dec 11 2018
Orange County Public Works installed more than 1,000 tons of rocks as a temporary erosion barrier on Capistrano Beach in Dana Point, Calif. The…
Dec 7 2018
On Dec. 6, Southern California faced a winter storm that brought several inches of snow and rain, as well as mudslides forcing mandatory evacuations…
Sand mattress successfully combats erosion in Hawaii
Sand mattress successfully combats erosion in Hawaii
Dec 5 2018
A $3,000 sand mattress installed along Waikiki beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, has proved successful at preventing beach erosion. One year after…
This stretch of highway is most vulnerable to short-term failure due to sea level rise.
This stretch of highway is most vulnerable to short-term failure due to sea level rise.
Dec 3 2018
California is among a handful of coastal states where the department of transportation is actively seeking adaptive strategies for shoreline…
Dec 3 2018
Historically, Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas, has been developed in two halves. The East Campus has been fully developed…
Nov 30 2018
Stream restoration is the systematic modification of physical, chemical, and biological conditions to create an ecosystem trajectory toward higher-…
Cranberry farms work to combat coastal erosion
Cranberry farms work to combat coastal erosion
Nov 26 2018
Cranberry farmers in North Cove, Wash., have begun using dynamic revetments to protect coastal shorelines and cranberry bogs from saltwater…
Lake Erie beach erosion following severe storms
Lake Erie beach erosion following severe storms
Nov 16 2018
A series of storms since late October has led to severe sand erosion at Presque Isle State Park in Erie County, Pa. The park is expected to receive $…
Nov 15 2018
Silt Sock Inc. is a manufacturer of tube-based products that control erosion and reduce sediment. These products also reduce heavy metals, minerals…
Egypt and Senegal receive equipment for soil erosion monitoring
Egypt and Senegal receive equipment for soil erosion monitoring
Nov 13 2018
Through the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical cooperation program in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of…
Wildfires bring threat of erosion
Wildfires bring threat of erosion
Nov 12 2018
Active wildfires across California have claimed 31 lives and forced more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes. Much of the state remains under…
Indiana lakeshore beach seeks erosion control funds
Indiana lakeshore beach seeks erosion control funds
Nov 8 2018
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (IDNL) has closed access to the beach at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk due to continued erosion, as…
Nonprofits develop bond to combat wildfire-related erosion damage
Nonprofits develop bond to combat wildfire-related erosion damage
Nov 6 2018
The nonprofits World Resources Institute and Blue Forest Conservation have teamed up to develop the first forest-resilience bond. The two groups have…
Panama City, Fla., assesses erosion in the wake of Hurricane Michael
Panama City, Fla., assesses erosion in the wake of Hurricane Michael
Nov 5 2018
Coastal engineers from Panama City, Fla., announced plans to survey beach erosion following Hurricane Michael. A preliminary scan estimates between 1…
Nov 4 2018
This mulcher seeds up to 4,000 sq ft per tank load. It is ideal for small seeding and touch-up jobs. This low-maintenance, 354-gal-capacity, skid-…
Annual storm water and erosion control conference promises PDH credits
Annual storm water and erosion control conference promises PDH credits
Oct 30 2018
On Feb. 19 to 22, 2019, the International Erosion Control Assn. (IECA) will be hosting their annual educational conference and expo. Join industry…
USACE begins sediment removal at a San Diego beach
USACE begins sediment removal at a San Diego beach
Oct 23 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has begun dredging a sand bar at the entrance to the Oceanside Harbor in San Diego. The project was delayed…
Redding, Calif., provides erosion control supplies
Redding, Calif., provides erosion control supplies
Oct 22 2018
In Redding, Calif., the city of Redding, Shasta County and local organizations provided free erosion control supplies to residents impacted by the…
Vermont environmental groups work to improve soil stabilization at Lake Iroquois
Vermont environmental groups work to improve soil stabilization at Lake Iroquois
Oct 3 2018
The Lake Iroquois Assn., the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. partnered to restore the Lake…
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