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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Mar 29 2019
The International Erosion Control Assn. Region One (IECA) announced winners for its environmental excellence awards at the 2019 IECA Annual…
 A six-month regimen of mechanical disking and mowing, coupled with the application of non-selective herbicide and manual removal of invasive vegetation, helped restore native plants.
A six-month regimen of mechanical disking and mowing, coupled with the application of non-selective herbicide and manual removal of invasive vegetation, helped restore native plants.
Mar 28 2019
Like much of the central and southern coast of the U.S., Austin, Texas, is regularly exposed to powerful storms moving inland from the Gulf or…
In addition to the extensive sand renourishment that would use sand from nearby offshore sites, the project also calls for the construction of sand containment structures, such as T-head groins, to stabilize the beach.
In addition to the extensive sand renourishment that would use sand from nearby offshore sites, the project also calls for the construction of sand containment structures, such as T-head groins, to stabilize the beach.
Mar 15 2019
The Kahana Bay Steering Committee and the Maui County Planning Department began the environmental review process for the Kahana Bay Erosion…
The erosion management guidelines stress soft solutions for the East Coast bay
The erosion management guidelines stress soft solutions for the East Coast bay
Mar 11 2019
The Pleasant Bay Alliance of Harwich, Ma., released its Erosion Management Guidelines for Pleasant Bay. The 37-page document outlines best practices…
Following repeated violations, in March 2018 the company stopped work along the pipeline and focused on stabilizing the ground by hiring six different contractors to remediate the site.
Natural gas pipeline faces erosion control violations
Mar 6 2019
Equitrans Midstream Corp., the developer of a natural gas pipeline project in Green County, Pa., faced a $1.5 million fine from the Pennsylvania…
The artificial reef, which will aid in erosion control efforts, will be built off Palm Beach in the Gold Coast.
The artificial reef, which will aid in erosion control efforts, will be built off Palm Beach in the Gold Coast.
Feb 27 2019
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, announced plans to build a $18.2 million artificial reef to protect the coastline from erosion. The work is…
Wedding venue construction site faces erosion control violations
Wedding venue construction site faces erosion control violations
Feb 25 2019
The city of Dripping Springs, Texas, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued environmental violations at the construction…
Feb 13 2019
The city of Willoughby, Ohio, revealed they are seeking an immediate and temporary repair to help curb erosion in Osborne Park along the Lake Erie…
Study explores permafrost coastal erosion in Alaska
Study explores permafrost coastal erosion in Alaska
Feb 11 2019
A new study by researchers from Pennsylvania State University explored permafrost coastal erosion in the Arctic. The study, funded by a four-year…
Mexico Beach, Fla., works on eroded highway following Hurricane Michael
Mexico Beach, Fla., works on eroded highway following Hurricane Michael
Feb 8 2019
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced that work is expected to begin this month to repair an eroded stretch of U.S. 98 through…
New York bluff to build retaining wall for erosion control
New York bluff to build retaining wall for erosion control
Jan 29 2019
Smithtown, N.Y., revealed plans to install a retaining wall at the Kings Park Bluff to stop erosion and protect a popular boardwalk. The bluff…
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
Jan 28 2019
A storm water facility that outfalls at the top of a hill inevitably will cause erosion. However, there often are several competing priorities during…
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Native bushes, trees and seeds were planted after system installation.
Jan 28 2019
Mountain Creek flows through the community of Red Bank, Tenn., to the Tennessee River. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC…
Louisiana governor provides funds for coastal erosion projects
Louisiana governor provides funds for coastal erosion projects
Jan 24 2019
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced $300 million in funding will go towards coastal protection projects over the next three years. The coastal…
Jan 23 2019
A new study by researchers from the University of Padua in Padua, Italy, found that Prosecco vineyards in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy are…
Ohio releases coastal erosion control map
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released the Lake Erie Coastal Erosion Area Map, which will replace the maps from 2010.
Jan 22 2019
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) released the final version of the Lake Erie Coastal Erosion Area Maps. The maps will be used to…
East coast town plans to move parking lot due to coastal erosion
The town’s tourism department and National Park Service records have found that the beach visitor number has decreased in the past new years, from approximately 850,00 visitors a year to the mid-500,000 range.
Jan 8 2019
Provincetown, Massachusetts, announced plans to rebuild a waterfront parking lot at Herring Cove Beach farther inland due to rapid erosion. The town…
Watershed coalition receives funds for erosion and sediment control projects
Watershed coalition receives funds for erosion and sediment control projects, which are projected to stabilize 33.5 acres throughout all counties in the coalition area.
Jan 4 2019
New York state’s Regional Economic Development Council awarded a $389,178 grant through the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Water…
Erosion control in Juneau, Alaska
The riverbank erosion has worsened in recent years, in part due to glacial flooding from the Mendenhall Glacier.
Jan 2 2019
Homeowners in Juneau, Alaska, have teamed up to install riprap along properties facing riverbank erosion. The town had planned to use city and…
Dec 31 2018
The Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife has divided a total of $1.19 million in grants for 27 different storm water and erosion control projects…
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