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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Feb 18 2019
Envirolok is a fully engineered geobag system designed to provide permanent vegetative solutions for slope stabilization and soil erosion. In…
Feb 13 2019
The city of Willoughby, Ohio, revealed they are seeking an immediate and temporary repair to help curb erosion in Osborne Park along the Lake Erie…
Study explores permafrost coastal erosion in Alaska
Study explores permafrost coastal erosion in Alaska
Feb 11 2019
A new study by researchers from Pennsylvania State University explored permafrost coastal erosion in the Arctic. The study, funded by a four-year…
Mexico Beach, Fla., works on eroded highway following Hurricane Michael
Mexico Beach, Fla., works on eroded highway following Hurricane Michael
Feb 8 2019
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced that work is expected to begin this month to repair an eroded stretch of U.S. 98 through…
New York bluff to build retaining wall for erosion control
New York bluff to build retaining wall for erosion control
Jan 29 2019
Smithtown, N.Y., revealed plans to install a retaining wall at the Kings Park Bluff to stop erosion and protect a popular boardwalk. The bluff…
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
Jan 28 2019
A storm water facility that outfalls at the top of a hill inevitably will cause erosion. However, there often are several competing priorities during…
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Jan 28 2019
Mountain Creek flows through the community of Red Bank, Tenn., to the Tennessee River. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC…
Louisiana governor provides funds for coastal erosion projects
Louisiana governor provides funds for coastal erosion projects
Jan 24 2019
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced $300 million in funding will go towards coastal protection projects over the next three years. The coastal…
Jan 23 2019
A new study by researchers from the University of Padua in Padua, Italy, found that Prosecco vineyards in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy are…
Ohio releases coastal erosion control map
Ohio releases coastal erosion control map
Jan 22 2019
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) released the final version of the Lake Erie Coastal Erosion Area Maps. The maps will be used to…
Jan 13 2019
Silt Sock Inc. is a manufacturer of tube-based products that control erosion and reduce sediment. These products also reduce heavy metals, minerals…
East coast town plans to move parking lot due to coastal erosion
East coast town plans to move parking lot due to coastal erosion
Jan 8 2019
Provincetown, Mass., announced plans to rebuild a waterfront parking lot at Herring Cove Beach farther inland due to rapid erosion. The town had been…
Watershed coalition receives funds for erosion and sediment control projects
Watershed coalition receives funds for erosion and sediment control projects
Jan 4 2019
New York state’s Regional Economic Development Council awarded a $389,178 grant through the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Water…
Jan 2 2019
Homeowners in Juneau, Alaska, have teamed up to install riprap along properties facing riverbank erosion. The town had planned to use city and…
Dec 31 2018
The Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife has divided a total of $1.19 million in grants for 27 different storm water and erosion control projects…
Christmas trees repurposed for erosion control projects
Christmas trees repurposed for erosion control projects
Dec 27 2018
Local governments across the coast of Louisiana have been collecting Christmas trees and repurposing them for coastal erosion control projects.…
Colorado Springs, Colo., receives erosion control funds
Colorado Springs, Colo., receives erosion control funds
Dec 26 2018
The city of Colorado Springs, Colo., has received two grants totaling $4.6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stabilize…
Mentor, Ohio, seeks Lake Erie erosion control
Mentor, Ohio, seeks Lake Erie erosion control
Dec 18 2018
The city of Mentor, Ohio, has begun work on a $368,000 retaining wall along Mentor Beach Park. The project has been labeled an emergency by the city…
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…
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