Tag: erosion and sediment

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

Mitigating Mayhem

Mitigating Mayhem

As employment laws shortened the workday toward the end of the 19th century, the concept of “leisure time” arose. Spending time away from factories or offices to enjoy the outdoors, particularly the newly ­created systems of parks, gardens, trails, and green spaces—many designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted—was advanced

Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.

Erosion Control Technology Council Celebrates 25 Years

Erosion Control Technology Council Celebrates 25 Years

November 15, 2017 – Denver, Colorado – After 25 years the Erosion Control Technology Council has clearly left its mark on the industry. Through leadership, standardization and educational efforts, the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) has had a positive influence on the industry since being established by a small group

Project Profile: Southampton Solar Project

Project Profile: Southampton Solar Project

THE SOUTHAMPTON SOLAR PROJECT consists of solar arrays in six locations in Southampton County, VA, covering approximately 1,400 acres. Although the arrays are on separate parcels and are not contiguous, they are in the same general area of the county; the largest parcel, designated Pod A, covers 663 acres, and

When the Job Site Has No Set Perimeters

Construction projects that fall into the category of being “linear” include those that don’t have or adhere to a set grid or perimeter. Utility projects such as pipeline renovation or installation are commonly linear. Power and cable utility towers that will be on an irregular piece of ground, as well

Rolling Back Erosion With Tubes, Logs, and Socks

Rolling Back Erosion With Tubes, Logs, and Socks

No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.

College Stormwater Programs

College Stormwater Programs

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

With traditional sediment control devices like straw wattles and silt fence, a drop-and-go installation style could be disastrous. Proper trenching, staking, and preparation of the BMP-soil interface means the difference between success and failure, which has led many manufacturers of sediment control products to design the next generation of more

Stormwater Goes to School

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Reader Profile: James Spotts

Reader Profile: James Spotts

James W. Spotts’ vehicle license tag reads “Dr. Dirt.” It’s an apt description for his career as a soil scientist, which now focuses on his company, Southeast Environmental Consultants, in Atlanta, GA. The seeds were sown when, as a child in north Florida, Spotts dug a hole into sandy soil

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