MARYLAND HIGHWAY EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL: EVALUATION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

The paper reports on a comprehensive control program adopted in 1970 that is based on three general principles: all levels of government are directly involved in the sediment contol effort; implementation of designed sediment control plans, correlated with grading and building permits, and regular inspection provide a means of controlling sediment and erosion before excessive problems develop; both the required ordinances and the sediment control plans are tailored to the particular physical factors, such as climate, soils, and topography, found in each local jurisdication. The program is described, along with soil considerations in highway planning and design, establishing design criteria, and erosion and sedimentation factors.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf paper, Land Appl of Waste Mater, Des Moines, Iowa 15-18 March 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Soil Conservation Society of America Incorporated

    7515 North East Ankeny Road
    Ankeny, Indiana,   USA  50021
  • Authors:
    • SMITH, J O
    • Ports, M A
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 262-275

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM