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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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…
Poorly-designed culvert leads to bluff erosion
Poorly-designed culvert leads to bluff erosion
May 23 2018
A damaged drainage culvert in Port Angeles, Wash., has led to erosion of a bluff canyon and forced a temporary road closure as Clallam County…
Erosion along Rockaway Beach leads to closures
Erosion along Rockaway Beach leads to closures
May 22 2018
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation announced an 11-block stretch of Rockaway Beach will be closed for the foreseeable future due to…
Scottish seaside town chosen for EU erosion control study
Scottish seaside town chosen for EU erosion control study
May 17 2018
The historic seaside town of Catterline, Scotland, has been selected as one of seven open-air labs across Europe to be included in a nature-based…
Texas county receives post-Harvey erosion control funding
Texas county receives post-Harvey erosion control funding
May 9 2018
The Fort Bend County Drainage District has been awarded more than $52 million from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency…
Erosion control problems in wake of Thomas fire
Erosion control problems in wake of Thomas fire
May 8 2018
An assessment by the Watershed Task Force found that slow vegetation regrowth and watershed recovery in the wake of the Thomas fire leaves Montecito…
May 3 2018
Erosion on Hart Island, N.Y., has unearthed countless bones from New York City’s burial island of the poor and destitute. Forensic anthropologists…
Apr 19 2018
Metropolitan Management Group selected a 19-acre tract of land to develop a 160-unit luxury apartment complex in Muhlenberg Township, Pa. The tract…
Apr 19 2018
The Louisiana State University’s Center for River Studies has built the Lower Mississippi River Physical Model, a 10,000 sq ft reproduction of the…
Apr 16 2018
A group of West Maui, Hawaii, residents and environmentalists have filed suit against the Hololani Assn. of Apartment Owners in opposition to a…
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