Sheetflow Erosion and Sediment Control

June 23, 2020

Western Region Climate Center-WRCC

This is just one of many things you can find at the Western Region Climate Center website. I use this graph all of the time to show people the best time to do earthwork. It looks great in a SWPPP. These are available for hundreds of weather stations throughout the western United States.

December 27, 2019

Detroit Riprap

Located at Milepost 25 on Highway 89, just under 40 miles east of Kanab, Utah. The hike takes about 10 minutes. I found a couple of early sixties Ford Falcons, a mid-sixties Lincoln, some mid-sixties Chevy Impalas, and a Corvair with the engine. I couldn’t identify the other cars. Here is the map: Catstair

Photos: David Jenkins

August 13, 2019

The Soaker Tire wash

These are great as long as the tires are not too muddy, the mud is not too sticky and the vehicle load is not too high. Most of the water is directed to the sidewalls and misses much of the mud hiding in the treads. These work great as the final , clean rinse cycle in conjunction with a tire bath best management practice. Chemical flocculants can be added to the water to remove much of the sediment load. Web site:

Description from the website:

“The Soaker” is a portable, self-contained and environmentally friendly wheel washing system. The system does not require city power or water connected to it which makes it highly portable.

“The Soaker” can be installed on job sites, dump sites and material pits to help keep the surrounding streets free of mud and dirt.

Its aluminum and stainless steel construction makes “The Soaker” environmentally friendly.

It features a high capacity main tank of 4000 gallons and a reserve tank of 2000 gallons. Its adjustable spray heads provide a low pressure/high volume water stream of up to 1000gpm. Motion sensors detect the vehicles on approach and turn on the pumps so the water spray is at full power by the time the vehicles go through the wheel wash.

“The Soaker” is manufactured to provide solutions to problems such as portability, road pollution, costly cleaning processes, fines and violations for depositing debris onto public highways, etc…

“The Soaker” can be rented on a monthly basis or purchased. A lease purchase option is also available. For more information about “The Soaker” wheel washing system, please call us at: (818) 952-6752 or email at:

June 14, 2019

Horizontal Silt Fence

Photo: David Jenkins

Walking around South Congress district south of downtown Austin, I discovered a new best management practice-horizontal silt fence. This makes access to the work area so much easier than if vertical silt fence was used. Fortunately no rain in the near future.

June 13, 2019

Roadhouse Relics

Didn’t find much in the way erosion in Austin, but had a great time at Roadhouse Relics visiting with the owner, Todd Sanders.

Copyright:Roadhouse Relics, Austin, Texas

May 21, 2019

Searching for Erosion in Austin, Texas

Still no erosion. Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers
Photo: David Jenkins

May 20, 2019

Searching for Erosion in Austin, Texas

Jimmie Vaughan at Antone’s
Photo: David Jenkins

May 19, 2019

Searching for Erosion in Austin, Texas

No erosion. Antone’s
Photo: David Jenkins

May 18, 2019

Searching for Erosion in Austin, Texas

No erosion, just clean water. Lone Star Beer
Photo: David Jenkins

May 16, 2019

Searching for Erosion in Austin, Texas

No erosion at Salt Lick BBQ
Photo: David Jenkins
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