July 27, 2010

Inspecting – 80% Grass Cover

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Inspecting – Bonded Fiber Matrix Application

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July 26, 2010

Preparing for the Rainy Season

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Dirty Water Flowing in Ditch

Preparing for the Rainy Season
David S. Jenkins
WSDOT Statewide Erosion Control Coordinator
September 1997

Now that the El Nino has ended and the La Nina has begun, the National Weather Service is predicting a much wetter fall and winter than normal. So, what are some things you can do now to prepare? How about: (more…)

July 25, 2010

Inspecting Erosion Control Blanket Installation in 30 Seconds or Less, Part 2

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Inspecting Erosion Control Blanket Installation in 30 Seconds, Part 1

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Installing Erosion Control Blanket at Edge of Asphalt

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Benefits of Compost for Establishing Grass

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Checking Grass and Mulch Cover Percentage.MOV

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Wattle Installed Around Catch Basin to Keep Straw Out .MOV

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Low Impact Development for Public Works Construction

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Low Impact Development for Public Works Construction:
Erosion and Sediment Control Compliance

David S. Jenkins, Seattle, Washington

Construction is a messy business; in the Puget Sound region of western Washington, with average annual rainfall of 40″ to 60″, it can also be challenging. Uncontrolled erosion from a construction site can generate 10-1000 times the quantity of sediment that occurs naturally from vegetated areas. Most construction in western Washington occurs near wetlands, streams, lakes, or the Puget Sound where sediment loss can reduce beneficial uses, or worse, destroy a salmon stream.

This paper will discuss proven methods that public works professionals can utilise to improve erosion control compliance and reduce project impacts.

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