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 solutions, such as retaining walls, geotextiles and hydroseeding, help prevent water erosion for construction sites, agriculture, and river or coastal areas. Below, read about the latest trends, products and news relating to erosion control. 

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Sep 7 2021
Propex Geosolutions www.propexglobal.com  •  800.621.1273 Lost Trail Pass is located between the border of Idaho and Montana and is about a half mile…
Sep 7 2021
Envirolok LLC www.envirolok.com • 608.226.2565 Located just northwest of Chicago, the city of Wheaton, Illinois, is home to a string of parks and…
Sep 7 2021
Presto Geosystems www.prestogeo.com  •  920. 738.1328 New Orleans’ three outfall canals — 17th Street Canal, London Avenue Canal and Orleans Canal—…
Sep 7 2021
Bowie Ind. www.bowieindustries.com  •  800.433.0934 In June 2015, floodwaters streamed down Fountain Creek at a rate of nearly 18,000 cubic feet per…
Katie Johns
Katie Johns, SWS managing editor
Sep 7 2021
As I am writing this, it’s August 10, and I am in the middle of preparing for the inaugural Water Pavilion at The Utility Expo (formerly ICUEE). It…
Aug 4 2021
Site stabilization is considered one of the most important aspects of controlling erosion from active or inactive construction zones. Sediment can…
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Image credit: J.J. Breede, Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc.
Aug 2 2021
This dam in Milbrook, Ontario, pictured with before and after images, was reconstructed to ensure integrity during periods of high flood events. More…
Jul 26 2021
This week, SWS Managing Editor Katie Johns is joined by International Erosion Control Association (IECA) President Nicky Araujo, who is also CEO of…
Left side view of the V65 Above and Beyond Hydroseed.
Left side view of the V65 Above and Beyond Hydroseed.
Sponsored
Jul 9 2021
John and Valerie Dewitz, owners of Above & Beyond Hydroseed found themselves needing to buy a street sweeper after a bad subcontractor experience…
Seamless and automatic transition between hybrid and conventional systems.
Seamless and automatic transition between hybrid and conventional systems.
Sponsored
Jul 6 2021
The plug-in hybrid electric Broom Bear is another example of Elgin Sweeper’s ongoing commitment to help customers reduce their carbon footprint,…
Highly-Permeable GEOPAVE® Gravel Pavers Support Traffic Loading and Facilitate Stormwater Infiltration.
Highly-Permeable GEOPAVE® Gravel Pavers Support Traffic Loading and Facilitate Stormwater Infiltration.
Sponsored
Jun 23 2021
In their pursuit for the highest USGBC LEED® green building rating, the Ridges Sanctuary, Bailey’s Harbor, utilized Presto Geosystems’ GEOPAVE®…
Jun 21 2021
In this week’s episode of Dropping By, Bill Agnew, owner of Agnew Environmental Consulting, drops by to talk about native vegetation as a long-term…
Jun 18 2021
Sediment is a pollutant that is displaced by rain and carried as storm water runoff to our rivers and streams. Construction sites strip the topsoil…
Jun 11 2021
The storm water industry in California needs a software application that will easily determine the soil loss (erosion) to compare pre-construction…
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Jun 9 2021
Watch the time-lapse video of the installation of a 20.2 acre-feet stormwater storage facility underneath the Community Playfield Park in Wilmette,…
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Increasingly intense weather events are pressuring communities to address coastal erosion.
Jun 1 2021
The time to protect our coasts is now. Increasingly intense storm events and flooding concerns are putting pressure on coastal communities and…
May 28 2021
Western Green entered into an agreement to acquire East Coast Erosion Control, effective May 26, 2021.  The acquisition of Western Green builds on…
May 24 2021
The Texas General Land Office announced it awarded the city of Seguin $37.8 million and the city of Marion $9.9 million for storm water improvements…
Apr 30 2021
Moving dirt around is a big component of any construction project, and that’s no different for an I-40 highway widening job in Raleigh. When complete…
Apr 29 2021
California and the West are predicted to see another historic fire season. This comes as California and the West are falling deeper into drought,…
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