CURRENT SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOR RURAL AND URBAN LANDS

Erosion and sedimentation are important factors in managing land and water resources. Agricultural land, especially cropland, produces the largest amount of sediment annually. The next largest source is geologic erosion. Range and forest lands and construction activities are about equal in the amount of sediment produced. Erosion control is important to maintain productivity on agricultural and forest lands and to aid in sediment pollution control. Technology is available to reduce the amount of erosion and sediment induced by water from most land areas. In some places, additional research or data are needed to improve the performance of erosion control systems or reduce the costs, or both. The quality of installation and maintenance of erosion control measures is still one of the major problem areas.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 14-22

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  • Accession Number: 00183941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM