STONE AND WOODCHIP MULCHES FOR EROSION CONTROL ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

MULCHES OF CRUSHED STONE, GRAVEL AND WOODCHIPS SHOWED GREAT POTENTIAL FOR EROSION CONTROL ON CONSTRUCTION SLOPES. SOILS COVERED WITH ONE INCH OF STONE MULCH WERE MUCH LESS ERODIBLE THAN THOSE WITH MORE THAN TWO TONS PER ACRE OF STRAW. HEAVIER RATES OF STONE OF ONE AND-ONE-HALF INCHES OF WOODCHIPS WERE EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE. GOOD TO EXCELLENT STANDS OF GRASS WERE OBTAINED ON MANY OF THE STONE AND WOODCHIP TREATMENTS FOLLOWING THE EROSION TESTS. THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED ON A 20 PERCENT BORROW-PIT SIDESLOPE WITH SLOPE LENGTHS UP TO 150 FEET. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    J Soil & Water Conservation

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  • Authors:
    • Meyer, L D
    • JOHNSON, C B
    • Foster, G R
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 264-9
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00205237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM