Tag: erosion controls

Erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development, coastal areas, river banks and construction. Effective erosion controls are important techniques in preventing water pollution, soil loss, wildlife habitat loss and human property loss.

Stream Buffers 101

Stream Buffers 101

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

Stream Buffers

Stream Buffers

Stream buffers are natural areas adjacent to streams and waterways that remain free of ­devel­opment, con­struction, or other alterations and play an important role in maintaining predevelopment water quality. The riparian vegetation stabilizes stream channels, provides terrestrial and aquatic habitat, slows runoff rates, reduces runoff volume, and filters development runoff.

Bottom Lines

Bottom Lines

Controversy swirls around the recent contract between the city of Indianapolis, IN, and Covanta to allow the building of a $45 million materials recovery facility to sort recyclables from municipal solid waste. Commonly referred to as “dirty MRFs,” these facilities enable residents to throw trash and recyclables into one curbside

LFGTE Supplement | Bottom Lines

LFGTE Supplement | Bottom Lines

Groundwater, rain, snow, or runoff-any water that enters a landfill violates the goal of sequestering the waste forever in a “dry tomb.” Most landfills are dry tomb landfills. The dry tomb waste-disposal concept is based on the idea of isolating waste as completely as possible from the environment. This dryness

Layer Upon Layer

Layer Upon Layer

A landfill waste disposal operation is a two-stage process. The first stage involves the actual depositing of the waste on the workface of the current disposal cell, followed by spreading into relatively thin layers, and compaction to the maximum density possible given the waste’s physical characteristics and available compaction equipment.

The Power of the People

Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky realized early that people ultimately would determine the success or failure of a new regional stormwater management program the district stood ready to implement in 1998. Before then, there was no comprehensive stormwater management program covering the 32 municipalities and three counties–Boone, Campbell,

Steep Strategies

Steep Strategies

In October 2010, ground was broken on a 57-acre site for Carlsbad High School, located just north of San Diego at the eastern edge of Carlsbad, CA. The $104 million project is being hailed as one of California’s most environmentally advanced and energy-efficient high school campuses. But situated as it

Landfills, Maintenance, and Success

If there is one idea that a landfill operator has to keep in mind, it is the fact that maintenance and repair are two different things entirely. Maintenance is what is done to prevent having to perform repairs. Maintenance is performed at regular planned intervals. Repair is unscheduled and performed

What You Need for Seed

What You Need for Seed

It probably goes without saying: If the site was perfect, it likely wouldn’t need erosion control. Good soil, good drainage, a gentle slope or none, plenty of vegetation-in real life, that’s the “after” photo. No wonder your work is so challenging! It’s often difficult enough to get control measures in

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