sediment control Articles

  • Investigating the effect of a skimming wall on controlling the sediment entrance at lateral intakes

    Sediment entering lateral intakes depends on the flow pattern at the intake entrance. Using a structure in front of the intake entrance can change this pattern and as a result the entering sediment. One of the effective method to change the pattern and manage sediment entering a lateral intake is to use a skimming wall. The removal of sediments from the intake entrance using a skimming wall ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • A wood-strand material for wind erosion control: Effects on total sediment loss, PM10 vertical flux, and PM10 loss

    Fugitive dust from eroding land poses risks to environmental quality and human health, and thus, is regulated nationally based on ambient air quality standards for particulate matter with mean aerodynamic diameter  10 µm (PM10) established in the Clean Air Act. Agricultural straw has been widely used for rainfall-induced erosion control; however, its performance for wind erosion mitigation ...

  • Using Coir Geotextiles for soil erosion control

    One of the most effective and yet natural soil erosion prevention techniques is the use of Coir Geotextiles fabrics ( Woven Geotextiles). Used extensively to prevent environmental degradation Geotextiles have no synthetic material but is instead made out of an organic fiber, coir, which is extracted from the husk of a coconut. It is strong, durable, water proof and is one of the few natural ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Erosion control at a former nuclear testing site

    A reclaimed 175-acre section within the larger Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County, Colorado, west of Denver, was home to a nuclear testing facility for 40 years. The area’s combination of rolling topography, high winds and incidents of heavy rain and snow increase the likelihood of soil erosion. Given the site’s past use, it’s important to keep soils ...


    By Nilex

  • Erosion control products: cost effective alternatives for revegetation

    Erosion is any horticulturist’s worst nightmare. From the process of replanting and restoration, to the loss of the most fertile soil, i.e. the topsoil, erosion can have damaging effects on any cultivation. Although erosion is mainly associated with water erosion, wind erosion and tillage are another two forms of erosion. So what are the signs that can help identify erosion early ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Even small sites must follow best practices to control erosion and runoff

    Since 1990, construction sites larger than 5 acres and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) serving populations over 100,000 have had to  abide by the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program. This program was put in place to protect the country’s waterways from sedimentation buildup. ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Boggabri Erosion Control Flumes, New South Wales - Case Study

    Background During the past ten to fifteen years, the resources sector has seen phenomenal growth however in the areas of coal, gas and petroleum the expansion has been unprecedented. In NSW, coal mining in the Hunter Valley near Singleton and Muswellbrook has always been the focus of attention for coal mining and growth, however despite expectations that deposits will be available for some ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Consider Cable Concrete Erosion Control Solutions for Natural and Manmade Causes of Ground Erosion

    The weather is a powerful force that’s capable of leaving all types and levels of destruction in its wake. Shifting soil is one of the most common results of wet or windy weather, and it’s a natural event needed to maintain the environment. Something to note, however, is that although soil erosion is a naturally occurring process, there are times when erosion situations are influenced ...

  • Coir Pallets - An environmentally friendly product from an environmentally friendly company

    It was the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in the USA. The storm had caused chaos to the environment and the ecology was disrupted. Lake George in the state of New York was hit hard. Its banks were destroyed and water was starting to creep out. However, a group of courageous young people got together and started rebuilding the banks; However, a group of courageous young people got together and ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Why Your Project Should Include Articulated Concrete Blocks

    During any construction project, large or small, planning for potential construction erosion is essential. Failing to take into consideration the possibility of erosion when planning a construction site will not only reduce the quality of the soil at the site, but it may also damage surrounding properties, harm the local environment and result in hefty fines and liability costs. To avoid the ...

  • Two Great Brands Grow Together as ECBVerdyol

    ErosionControlBlanket.com and Verdyol Plant Research are pleased to announce that merging of their operations, resulting in the launch of a single, more customer focused brand, ECBVerdyol. “ECBVerdyol represents the bringing together of two strong organizations, and an incredible depth of established products”, said Mark Myrowich, CEO, ECBVerdyol. “As a unified company, ...


    By Erosion Control Blanket

  • IECA Announces Canadian Chapter with a Nilex Twist

    In their November 3 edition, Geosynthetica.net announced the first Canadian chapter of the International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA). Nilex is proud to have Tim ...


    By Nilex

  • A little insurance with a big payback

    A supermarket owned by a prominent West Coast chain had been under threat of being cited by local authorities to the proximity of one of their storm drains to the store’s garbage compactor. The drain needed to be protected from both the threat of the miscellaneous fluids which emanated from the compactor as well as from the potential for a hydraulic fluid leak. A Safe Drain was installed as ...

  • Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

    When discussing environmental concerns, soil erosion is not the first issue that comes into mind. The world’s media focuses on fossil fuel problems, climate change, biodiversity and forest fires, while soil depletion is less spectacular and is seldom mentioned. However, societies in the past have even collapsed or disappeared as a result of soil erosion. For centuries Easter Island was ...


    By CoirGreen

  • 1998 IFAI award lake Isabella/Little Miami River, Hamilton County, Ohio - Case Study

    Presto Products Co., Appleton, wis., received an Outstanding Achievement Award in the geosynthetics category of IFAI’s International Achievement Awards for the Little Miami River/Lake Isabella shoreline-stabilization project in Ohio. The project was a collaborative effort between Presto Products Co., designers at Bozeman, Mont.-based Inter-Fluve Inc., Sunesis Construction Co. of Camp ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Dredging and Shoreline Remediation

    Many situations can complicate a shoreline’s integrity.  These can range from flooding, hurricanes and man-made disasters and can even include aquatic harvesting and human recreation.  Making efforts to protect a shoreline from these intrusions helps protect economic and recreational interests.  Shoreline remediation is an investment in the overall economic and natural ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • CoirGreen™ Geotextiles - An Effective Soil Erosion Prevention Method

    “The different coir types and their characteristics have made coir the most versatile natural fiber ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

    Covering the day’s trash at the landfill Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations. Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • C Street and Harthorn in Fillmore, Fillmore, California - Case Study

    Project Name: C Street and Harthorn in Fillmore Product: Grasspave2 turf reinforcement mat Application: Stormwater Control/Vehicle Support City: Fillmore ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

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