Sheetflow Erosion and Sediment Control

June 1, 2020

Lake Emelia in Port Orchard

Video: Kitsap Sun

This is what happens when the stormwater pond is an infiltration pond, undersized and covered with sediment so it doesn’t infiltrate. This was a 2 inch in 24 hour storm, or about a 2 year event, which should have been pretty easily contained if the pond had been designed as a temporary sediment pond for use during construction. Also, they should have had a construction stormwater treatment system set up to treat for turbidity. There really is no excuse for this. Poor planning.

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