ROADSIDE EROSION AND RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

ROADSIDE EROSION WAS CLASSIFIED AND MAPPED ALONG THE ENTIRE PAVED ROAD NETWORK IN THE WESTERN PORTION OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM IN A SPECIFIC AREA AND TO ILLUSTRATE THAT THE OMISSION OF CONTROL MEASURES CAN HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES. NOT ONLY IS DAMAGE CAUSED TO THE TRAFFIC PAVEMENT AND THE ROAD SHOULDER, BUT SIDESLOPES AND BACKSLOPES ARE ALTERED DUE TO LOSS OF SURFACE MATERIAL AND GULLYING, AND INCREASED QUANTITIES OF SEDIMENT LEAD TO CLOGGING OF DITCHES AND CAN HAVE ADVERSE EFFECTS ON WATER AND OTHER RESOURCES. A HIGH DEGREE OF ROAD AND ROADSIDE MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED. THE FINAL SECTION OF THIS REPORT IS CONCERNED WITH THE CONTROL OF ROADSIDE EROSION. SEEDING OF ROADSIDES IS EMPHASIZED, USING OPERATIONS IN NOVA SCOTIA AS AN EXAMPLE, AND SOME OTHER TECHNIQUES ARE BRIEFLY INTRODUCED. IT IS SHOWN THAT THE COST OF BASIC EROSION CONTROL IS MINIMAL IN COMPARISON TO TOTAL ROAD CONSTRUCTION COSTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Government /Canada

    /Dept Energy, Mines, Resources
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Debelle, G
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1972 12:00AM