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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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…
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 $…
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…
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