COMPARATIVE COSTS OF EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL, CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

COST INFORMATION ON EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES WAS DEVELOPED FOR OVER 25 METHODS IN CURRENT WIDESPREAD USE IN BOTH THE HUMID EASTERN AND ARID WESTERN UNITED STATES. COST DATA WERE APPLIED TO THEORETICALLY-PREDICTED SOIL LOSSES IN SELECTED WATERSHEDS TO OBTAIN COMPARATIVE COSTS PER CUBIC YARD OF SOIL RETAINED FOR CONSERVATION MEASURES, AND SIMILAR COSTS FOR VARIOUS SEDIMENT REMOVAL METHODS. CONTROL EFFECTIVENESS PARAMETERS AND ECONOMIC LIFE OF EACH METHOD WERE USED TO DETERMINE COMPARABLE ANNUAL COST FIGURES. A CENTRAL CONCLUSION OF THE STUDY WAS THAT COSTS OF PREVENTING EROSION ARE, IN MANY INSTANCES, LOWER THAN THE DIRECT COSTS OF REMOVING SEDIMENTS FROM DOWNSTREAM AREAS OR FROM WATER SUPPLIED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • EPA-430/9-73-016
  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering-science, Inc

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  • Authors:
    • Hotes, F L
    • Ateshian, K H
    • Sheikh, B
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 205 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM