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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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…
Legoland faces sediment control fines
Legoland faces sediment control fines
Sep 27 2018
Merlin Entertainment, the parent company of Legoland, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reached a consent order…
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…
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