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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Feb 24 2021
After the Carr Fire in California in 2018, which burned 229,651 acres in Shasta and Trinity counties and destroyed 1,604 structures, the Western…
Feb 23 2021
After a series of public hearings on the proposed redevelopment of the Lakeville Hospital campus in Lakeville, Massachusetts, the town’s 43D Review…
Feb 8 2021
Commuters loathe it. The construction projects that seem to drag on long after they thought it would be over. Contractors dread it. The moment when…
Feb 8 2021
Road building poses unique challenges for construction companies due to environmental concerns, remote locations, weather and minimal vegetation…
Feb 8 2021
Vegetation plays a vital role in protection against wind and water erosion and the management of storm water runoff. Scientific study of erosion and…
Feb 8 2021
The U.S. EPA has settled storm water violations with Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The violations were settled with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer…
Feb 1 2021
Tucked amidst the Pyrenees Mountains on the border of France and Spain sits the small ski town of Pas de la Casa, Andorra. The town and its ski…
A complex pipe repair in New York’s Tomhannock Reservoir.
A complex pipe repair in New York’s Tomhannock Reservoir.
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Jan 20 2021
Tomhannock Reservoir, located in the state of New York, is more than 5 miles long and holds 12.3 billion gallons when full. Parts of the reservoir’s…
Jan 15 2021
Shoreline Erosion Improvements at Rum Park As hurricanes, heavy rains and violent storm surges become the norm, focus on safety measures is gradually…
Jan 15 2021
Caltrans maintenance departments throughout California — the Golden State — are always striving to improve their highway maintenance programs in…
Jan 13 2021
Tracking Pads solves the problem of stabilizing construction entrances. Our rubber mats are easily installed at the entrance or exit of a…
Dec 28 2020
In this week’s video, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns is joined by Ross Perry, project manager for the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District…
Slope failure at Hixson Athletic Fields.
Slope failure at Hixson Athletic Fields.
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Dec 16 2020
The Hixson Athletic Association fields in Chattanooga, TN have been home to community baseball, football and cheerleading for more than 30 years. A…
The #1 project this year involved a fire recovery project.
The #1 project this year involved a fire recovery project.
Dec 8 2020
Storm Water Solutions is pleased to announce the 2020 Top Projects winners. Below, find brief summaries of each project. For more information on each…
Dec 7 2020
Location: Elmer City, Washington Cost: $2 million Size: 20 acres Owner: Okanogan County Manager:  Okanogan County Public Works Designer: Josh…
Dec 7 2020
In this week’s interview, Katie Johns, managing editor of Storm Water Solutions, is joined by David Dickson, storm water engineer with the city of…
Dec 4 2020
Location: Weatherford, Texas Cost: $2 million Size: 15,000 square feet of modular block wall & 100 linear feet of bridge Owner & Manager…
Dec 4 2020
After the Carr Fire in California in 2018, which burned 229,651 acres in Shasta and Trinity counties and destroyed 1,604 structures, the Western…
Dec 1 2020
I cannot believe it is already time for our November/December issue. What a year it has been. In this issue, we wrap up a challenging year but not…
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