EROSION CONTROL AT THE ARES FACILITY, KIRKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NEW MEXICO

APPLICATION OF A DUST-CONTROL SYSTEM WITH FIBERGLASS REINFORCEMENT, DCA-1295, FOR EROSION CONTROL IS DESCRIBED. A SOIL STERILANT WAS USED PRIOR TO APPLICATION BECAUSE THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF VEGETATION IN THIS AREA, TUMBLEWEED, IS INEFFECTIVE IN CONTROLLING EROSION. VEGETATION GROWTH OCCURRING AFTER THE DUST- CONTROL MATERIALS HAD BEEN PLACED WOULD HAVE DESTROYED THE SYSTEM. MOST OF THE AREA TO BE TREATED WAS ON SLOPES. BASED ON THE RESULTS OBTAINED IN THIS INVESTIGATION, THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS ARE BELIEVED WARRANTED: THE SOIL STERILANT USED (HYVAR X) IS COMPATIBLE WITH FIBERGLASS AND DCA-1295; USE OF THIS STABILIZATION SYSTEM AT THE SPECIFIED DESIGN RATES WILL CONTROL EROSION; CHOPPED GLASS IS EASIER TO APPLY ON STEEP SLOPES THAN THE SCRIM; AND CUTTER GUNS, CONSIDERED UNSUITABLE FOR LARGE PROJECTS, ARE IDEAL FOR SPECIAL JOBS SUCH AS THE ARES PROJECT WHERE SMALL AREAS CAN BE COVERED IN A REASONABLE TIME. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Styron, C R
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 28 1972 12:00AM