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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Oct 7 2019
The first of its kind, Maine’s Long Creek Stream restoration project has begun in an effort to stop erosion and restore the creek’s flood plain.…
Oct 7 2019
In Michigan City, Indiana, the Sanitary District is currently retrofitting an old garbage dump along a local fishing site to become The Karwick…
Major storms resulted in a blockage of Oyster Lake’s outfall, and urban growth along Highway 30A added strain on its overall health.
Major storms resulted in a blockage of Oyster Lake’s outfall, and urban growth along Highway 30A added strain on its overall health.
Oct 7 2019
Coastal dune lakes are freshwater lakes located within two miles of an ocean coastline. These ecosystems are only found in a handful of locations…
Officials say the point of the coming program is twofold — managing quantity and water quality.
Officials say the point of the coming program is twofold — managing quantity and water quality.
Sep 26 2019
Later this year, the town of Moncks Corner in Berkeley County, South Carolina, will start a new storm water management program.  Officials said the…
 The ground reinforcement mesh is designed to protect, reinforce and stabilize the ground against damage caused by traffic—pedestrian and vehicular—water and erosion.
The ground reinforce- ment mesh is designed to protect, reinforce and stabilize the ground against damage caused by traffic—pedestrian and vehicular—water and erosion.
Sep 10 2019
The University of Hawaii in Honolulu's Andrews Amphitheater called for a project to reinforce its high-traffic grass area. The grass was damaged and…
CTNZ provided a solution in the form of a struc- tural liner, which was formed using the GeoSpray system supplied by Clock Spring Co. & NRI.
CTNZ provided a solution in the form of a struc- tural liner, which was formed using the GeoSpray system supplied by Clock Spring Co. & NRI.
Sep 9 2019
Wellington, New Zealand's city council sought a solution to repair the 1,350 mm of South Karori storm water corrugated culvert. During the past 50…
An estimated 600 homes and commercial structures, sewage treatment facilities, transportation infrastructure and the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base all were in jeopardy of destruc- tion from flooding.
An estimated 600 homes and commercial structures, sewage treatment facilities, transportation infrastructure and the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base all were in jeopardy of destruc- tion from flooding.
Sep 9 2019
On Oct. 27, 2000, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2001 was signed into law, directing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE…
Sep 6 2019
Urban storm water runoff was a contributing factor to the degradation of an urban hillside shoreline in Madison, Wis. In addition to carrying…
The channel wall design was a stepped wall configuration that provides stream access during low flow times and stability during high flow events.
The channel wall design was a stepped wall configuration that provides stream access during low flow times and stability during high flow events.
Sep 6 2019
Retaining walls often are the structures of choice for many types of land and water control, as well as manipulation. They are a means to obtain or…
Aug 23 2019
Levee repairs along the Missouri River have been completed. After rain and snowmelt caused the Missouri River to overtop levee systems in May,…
Aug 20 2019
DredgeSox is constructed with a double-layer of knitted, high-density polyethylene mesh that is filled by dredging sediment from the water body into…
Aug 20 2019
Silt Sock Inc. is a manufacturer of tube-based products that control erosion and reduce sediment. These products also reduce heavy metals, minerals…
The outflow culvert suffered significant damage due to heavy rains and hillside collapse. This resulted in compromised water flow and stagnated water at the culvert mouth.
The outflow culvert suffered significant damage due to heavy rains and hillside collapse. This resulted in compromised water flow and stagnated water at the culvert mouth.
Aug 7 2019
Swarms of mosquitoes near a retention pond adjacent to a big-box retail center were the first indication that the area was suffering from significant…
Aug 7 2019
Three maintenance projects are planned in the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) in Texas to manage channel overflows. According to Chron,…
The complete GCCM layout over the drainage base featured shingling of the seams in the direction of flow.
The complete GCCM layout over the drainage base featured shingling of the seams in the direction of flow.
Aug 6 2019
A part of Caltrans Highway 1, or the Pacific Coast Highway, located in Big Sur, Monterey County, Calif., has been closed for an extended period of…
Heidi Natura is founder & partner of Living Habitats
Heidi Natura is founder & partner of Living Habitats.
Aug 6 2019
Beyond the ways plants sustain humans directly, they also offer many other benefits, including creating a beautiful and stable environment.…
Aug 5 2019
The deadline for nominations for the Storm Water Solutions (SWS) 2019 Top Projects awards program has been extended to Aug. 23.  Last year, projects…
Jul 31 2019
Progress is being made on a restoration project at Hickory Grove Lake in Iowa. According to Ames Tribune, an assessment of the watershed showed high…
Jul 26 2019
2019 SWS Top Project nominations are due Aug. 1, 2019, and time is running out to get in your nominations. Last year, projects varied, including…
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