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 29 2018
Custer State Park, S.D., has sold more than 6,000 acres of damaged trees to logging companies. The forest is being thinned to clear charred trees…
Jan 26 2018
Situated in the heart of Carmel, Ind., the Village of West Clay is a community featuring homes, commercial centers, parks and community space. The…
Jan 26 2018
In Southern California, drought fueled the Thomas fire. While the state has longed for rain, potential rainfall is now a threat. According to the Los…
Jan 26 2018
When moving to the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, area for a new storm water manager position, my thoughts never would have turned to the…
Jan 26 2018
This is my first editorial letter as managing editor of Storm Water Solutions, and it isn’t about me. When I wrote about the wildfires sweeping…
Jan 25 2018
The Mills River Partnership (MRP) of Henderson County, N.C., has been awarded a $700,000 grant by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to…
Jan 23 2018
The Indiana Senate Committee on Natural Resources unanimously approved a plan to combat Lake Michigan beach erosion in northwest Indiana. The plan…
Jan 19 2018
The city of Mentor, Ohio, is considering repurposing downed trees for erosion control purposes. The city has lost up to 6 acres of Lake Erie…
Jan 18 2018
Longmont, Colo., was awarded a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for sediment removal and erosion repair along Left Hand…
Jan 17 2018
Copperwood Resources, a subsidiary of Highland Copper of Quebec, has reached a settlement with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ…
Jan 16 2018
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a new guidance called "Living Shoreline Techniques in the Marine District of New…
Jan 15 2018
Port Neches, Texas, began plans to build a rock breakwater to protect against erosion. The breakwater will span 700 ft from the Port Neches…
Jan 11 2018
The U.S. EPA has awarded more than $2.1 million in grants to protect and restore wetlands and streams across California. Supporting these aquatic…
Jan 4 2018
The Illinois State Geological Survey launched a study investigating the impacts of erosion on coastal wetlands. The study will examine Illinois Beach…
Jan 4 2018
The state of Maryland has announced plans to complete a pilot sediment dredging project of the Susquehanna River behind the Conowingo Dam. The dam,…
Jan 2 2018
Earle Naval Weapons Station in Middletown, N.J., has been incorporating oyster reefs for storm water protection. During Hurricane Sandy, the pier…
Jan 2 2018
Post-holiday season, Christmas trees have been recycled throughout the U.S. Many cities and towns are turning Christmas trees into mulch for…
Jan 1 2018
A report released by the San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)…
Dec 21 2017
Kuhio Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, has implemented sand mattresses to combat erosion. City officials are using Kuhio Beach to test the technology and…
Dec 20 2017
In the wake of the California wildfires, Napa Valley, Ca., residents have been taking steps to prepare their land for winter and the inevitable…
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