GET THE DROP ON EROSION CONTROL

EROSION CONTROL TAKES THREE GENERAL FORMS: PERMANENT CONTROL ITEMS SPECIFIED IN THE CONTRACT, SUCH AS VEGETATION COVER AND DRAINS, DIKES, DAMS AND CULVERTS; TEMPORARY CONTROL MEASURES SPECIFIED IN THE CONTRACT, EITHER GENERALLY OR AS BID ITEMS; AND TEMPORARY CONTROL MEASURES, NOT IN THE CONTRACT, WHICH BECOME NECESSARY AS WORK PROGRESSES. THREE NEW DEVELOPMENTS TO CONTROL EROSION WITHOUT PLANTING ARE DESCRIBED. SEDIMENT TRAPS, 5 TO 12 FT WIDE, 50 FT LONG AND 3 TO 4 FT DEEP, SLOW WATER SO IT DROPS ITS SEDIMENT; THESE ARE USUALLY LOCATED JUST BEFORE A DRAINAGE INLET. ON FILLS, SUCCESS IS REPORTED WITH FLEXIBLE NEOPRENE PIPE WHICH CONNECTS TO A SAFE DISCHARGE AREA WHERE WATER DRAINS OUT WITHOUT ERODING. ON CUTS, THE SERRATED CUT PROGRAM BORROWED FROM THE FOREST SERVICE MAY BE USED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 43, No 2, PP 35-38
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

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  • Accession Number: 00204823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 1971 12:00AM