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Erosion Control Weekly

Riding the Landslide

Riding the Landslide

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It’s very, very difficult to find anything good to say about landslides; they are among the most dramatic and destructive erosion-related events. And yet scientists doing a study in the Canary Islands have just given us a slightly new perspective on them.

It’s common knowledge that species living on remote islands  … Read More

Almost 200,000 People Are Getting Out of The Way

Almost 200,000 People Are Getting Out of The Way

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Now that California is finally experiencing greater-than-normal rainfall after a prolonged drought, the state is also getting some uncomfortable reminders of the problems heavy rainfall can bring.

These two videos, for example, show a portion of Highway 35 in Los Gatos, in the northern part of the state, that completely washed  … Read More

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Erosion Control magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Erosion Control  … Read More

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

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In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.  … Read More

Deepwater Horizon: Not Over Yet

Deepwater Horizon: Not Over Yet

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Nearly seven years on, we’re still feeling the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in some unexpected ways. A survey conducted by NASA and the US Geological Survey shows that areas of the coast where oil washed ashore have receded more quickly than they did before the spill. The  … Read More

Permeable Pavers for Erosion Control Projects

Permeable Pavers for Erosion Control Projects

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The next RSF installation of permeable pavers, in the summer of 2011, included 1,400 linear feet on the campus road and 3,000 square feet at the plaza. The third RSF installation, during summer 2012, involved 350 linear feet on the campus road and 9,000 square feet on the plaza.  … Read More

The Role of Erosion Control on the Panama Canal Expansion Project

The Role of Erosion Control on the Panama Canal Expansion Project

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EVERY EROSION CONTROL project is mission critical, but the Panama Canal expansion project, completed in June 2016, is arguably in a class by itself, given the scale of the undertaking and the waterway’s strategic importance to international commerce. The dirt-and-rock slopes created from the dredging of nearly 50 million cubic  … Read More

Repelling the Invaders Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

Repelling the Invaders Might Not Be Such a Good Idea

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Have you been trying to eradicate invasive, non-native plants in favor of indigenous species in your area? You might want to think again, at least if controlling erosion is part of your goal.

A recent study conducted at a coastal New Jersey state park compared the protective effects of two different species  … Read More

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

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Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.  … Read More

They Should Have Looked Closer

They Should Have Looked Closer

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We’ve talked a lot about infrastructure in all of Forester Media’s publications—what’s wrong with it, how to fix it, and how much that might cost. I was recently reading an article that, on the face of it, had nothing whatsoever to do with infrastructure—it was about the health care situation  … Read More

Landfill Closure Erosion Control

Landfill Closure Erosion Control

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Capping and closing a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill can be a civil engineering challenge. The goal is to eliminate any need for further erosion control work on the site to ensure that the landfill keeps its structural integrity. True, landfill owners are required to adhere to EPA’s post-closure rules  … Read More

All Fall Down

All Fall Down

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We wanted rain, and we’ve got rain. Along with flooding in some parts of California, though, the rain has brought other unexpected consequences. Our trees are falling over.

As reported here, the drought has killed more than a hundred million trees throughout the state and has weakened many more; officials estimate  … Read More

Sediment Control Case Studies

Sediment Control Case Studies

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In performing sediment control, Stacy’s ­Excavating typically uses silt fence, erosion logs, fabric mats, and inlet drain covers for its work. Among the items used are Blocksom and Co. products. The company’s Storm Water Inlet Filter serves as a sediment control solution for sewer inlets during the construction phase; it  … Read More



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