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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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins San Jacinto River sediment removal project
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins San Jacinto River sediment removal project
Sep 27 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began dredging the west fork of the San Jacinto River to remove sediment deposited by Hurricane Harvey. The…
The surface was restored prior to installation by removing rocks and smoothing out the area.
The surface was restored prior to installation by removing rocks and smoothing out the area.
Sep 26 2018
In September 2015, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) found that flood flows were causing erosion of the foundation slope near the columns…
South Florida beaches receive erosion control aid post-Irma
South Florida beaches receive erosion control aid post-Irma
Sep 25 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved plans to spend $9.7 million for beach restoration in south Broward County, Fla., in areas that…
Equestrian center receives sediment control violations
Equestrian center receives sediment control violations
Sep 18 2018
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued Tryon Equestrian Partners multiple notices of violation for lack of erosion…
Dam removal uses drones to monitor sediment movement
Dam removal uses drones to monitor sediment movement
Sep 11 2018
On Sept. 5, the removal of the Bloede Dam from the Lower Patapsco River near Ilchester, Md., began. Researchers from the University of Maryland are…
Sep 6 2018
Caltran’s District Three maintenance department determined that a drainage system at the interchange of highways 65 and 70 in Olivehurst, Calif.,…
Sep 6 2018
Pend Oreille County in New Port, Wash., needed to remove a culvert on Indian Creek that was preventing bull trout from traveling upstream to spawn.…
Sep 6 2018
In 2017, a severe landslide slid thousands of tons of soil off a mountain and onto the road below near Elk City, Idaho. The slide blocked Idaho State…
Sep 6 2018
Scourlok is a vegetating engineered bank stabilization system designed for applications needing underwater scour protection in addition to slope…
Erosion control project involves dredging Newton Lake
Erosion control project involves dredging Newton Lake
Aug 16 2018
Camden County, Pa., announced plans to dredge Newton Lake, as well as address toxic algae and erosion issues at the site. The lake, created in the…
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…
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