ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY SOLUTIONS TO EROSION CONTROL IN ALBERTA. IN: 1991 TAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE, PROCEEDINGS. VOLUME 1. SEPTEMBER 15-16, 1991, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA
CONGRES ANNUEL 1991 DE L'ATC, COMPTE RENDU, VOLUME 1. SEPTEMBRE 15-16, 1991, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA
This paper summarizes the results of two erosion control experiments involving the use of soil-bioengineering methods and new erosion control blankets for improved erosion and sediment control. From these experiments the authors found that the construction of the soil-bioengineering systems were very labor intensive and resulted in very high project expenditures. There were also differences in the performance and the cost of the various live systems which should be considered prior to implementation. The most successful methods were joint planting and live soft gabions. The erosion control blankets used for instant erosion control of roadside ditches were able to reduce ditch erosion and prevented sediment from entering a fish-bearing creek. Their selective use in environmentally sensitive areas are encouraged.
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Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)Ottawa, Ontario Canada
- TETTEH-WAYOE, H
- Publication Date: 1992
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Erosion; Erosion control; Gabions; Planting; Road construction; Sediments; Slopes; Soils; Vegetation
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Public Transportation; I26: Water Run-off - Freeze-thaw;
- Accession Number: 00621987
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 1-895102-28-6
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM