EFFECTIVE EROSION CONTROL: SOFTWARE IMPROVES SLOPE DESIGN

Heightened public awareness about the environmental damage caused by erosion is challenging engineers to better quantify the potential amount of erosion on project sites and to improve the selection and effectiveness of best management practices for slope erosion control protection. Progressive engineers who specify vegetation and rolled erosion control products are shifting from a professional assessment system to quantifiable soil loss prediction. This article describes some of the software programs available that utilize the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE), thereby making this transition possible.

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    Civil Engineering News, Incorporated

    1255 Roberts Boulevard, Suite 230
    Kennesaw, GA  United States  30144
  • Authors:
    • Nelsen, R J
  • Publication Date: 2003-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 40-42
  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2003 12:00AM