Sheetflow Erosion Control Erosion Control for the CESCL

July 27, 2020

BMP Graveyard-Straw Wattle

Photo: David Jenkins

Another ten year old straw wattle and the plastic is partly degraded but mostly too strong to pull apart.

July 10, 2020

BMP Graveyard-Straw Wattle

Photo: David Jenkins

This used to be a straw wattle 10 years ago. Now it is just plastic mesh BMP graveyard.

June 16, 2020

BMP Graveyard-Straw Wattle

Photo: David Jenkins

Here is another BMP graveyard. Ten year old straw wattle. The straw is long gone but the plastic mesh just as strong as ever.

March 31, 2020

Straw Wattle on Slope Stops Rills

Video: David Jenkins

This straw wattle on a slope stops rills before they can completely form.

December 17, 2019

Straw Wattles Reduce Erosion

Video: David Jenkins

This is a video I took a year after these straw wattles were installed on a slope to reduce erosion.

February 15, 2018

Straw Wattles Reduce Erosion

Straw wattles reduce erosion when placed on a slope, on contours and at regular intervals.  They will intercept flowing water, reducing its velocity and reduce erosion. Straw Wattle Installation Drawing


Video: David Jenkins

January 20, 2018

Straw Wattles on Slope

Here is another example of the benefits of using straw wattles on a slope. 

Video: David Jenkins

November 24, 2014

Inspecting Straw Wattle

Video: David Jenkins

This video discusses inspecting a straw wattle installed on a slope contour.

April 1, 2014

Straw Wattle Installation Guide

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This is a great straw wattle installation guide from ACF West.

July 4, 2013

Straw Wattles at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

Straw wattles installed on roadside slopes at Bryce Canyon National Park in 2004 still function to hold back erosion and allow vegetation to establish in a harsh, high altitude environment.

Straw Wattle Installation Guide

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