This manual focuses on techniques for predicting erosion potential on highway construction sites and for estimating the effectiveness of various erosion control measures. The manual describes many measures for control of both water and wind erosion and information that will aid in the selection of meaures to meet specific site requirements. The procedures for estimating erosion potential and effectiveness of erosion control measures are suitable for immediate implementation. The manual contains appropriate tables, charts, and maps of the contiquous United States, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico to facilitate use of the procedures. A companion document (NCHRP Report 220) describes the research that was conducted as background for preparation of the manual, including adaptation of the universal soil loss equation for highway construction sites, experimental verification of the equation, and results of a limited erosion control product evaluation study. (Author)

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  • Authors:
    • Israelsen, C E
    • Clyde, C G
    • Fletcher, J E
    • Israelsen, E K
    • Haws, F W
    • Packer, P E
    • Farmer, E E
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 107 p.
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    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 221
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614

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  • Accession Number: 00316476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM