Tag: sediment

Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles. For example, silt falls out of suspension via sedimentation and forms soil (some of which may eventually become sedimentary rock).

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.

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St. Louis Sings the Blues

St. Louis Sings the Blues

St. Louis has been singing the blues for some time—not only musically, but also over stormwater. The city has had combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the Mississippi River and backed up basement drains in the neighborhoods closest to the river along the city’s eastern edge, causing flooding and pollution

An Ancient Weapon—Literally—Against Erosion

An Ancient Weapon—Literally—Against Erosion

The indigenous Chamorro people of the Mariana Islands in the South Pacific have a traditional—and deadly—weapon called the slingstone. As described here, the oval-shaped stones were once carved from limestone or basalt or made from fire-hardened clay. Warriors suspended the stones from a sling, sometimes made from coconut fiber, and

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

Erosion Control for Construction Projects

Erosion Control for Construction Projects

Every type of construction project—building, road, bridge—involves erosion control. As soon as removal of an existing structure starts or a shovel turns over grass to expose the soil beneath, the need for erosion control begins.

Eating Lunch vs. Being Lunch

Eating Lunch vs. Being Lunch

We have an adversarial relationship to fire these days. This year has been one of the worst for wildfires in the US; at various times this fall, more than 2 million acres have been burning at once. The US Fish and Wildlife Service estimated, back in September, that more than

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