Sheetflow Erosion Control Erosion Control for CESCL's

September 15, 2020

Stockpile Cover and Berm

photo: David Jenkins

For this stockpile cover and berm application, I think the contractor could have used a few more sand bags.

January 10, 2020

Plastic Netting

I saw this plastic netting today while looking at site we will be working on this summer. The straw wattle was left over from a previous project, completed almost six years ago. The straw filler is almost completely degraded. The netting is partially degraded, but in places is too strong to tear apart with my fingers. We need more 100% biodegradable best management practices and less plastic netting.

Six year old straw wattle. Photo: David Jenkins
Close up of plastic netting. Photo: David Jenkins

August 27, 2019

Denver Dirt Pile

Just a nice dirt pile in Denver. Walking around between presentations at the International Erosion Control Conference in February 2019 and saw this. A little utility work in the street, going to reuse the excavated dirt, placed it on plastic, put some berms around base, no rain in the forecast and the dire goes back in the hole later in the day so no need for cover.

September 17, 2018

Soil Stockpile on Plastic

Soil Stockpile Needs to be on Plastic – Soil stockpiled on asphalt will leave soil residue no matter how much you sweep. When possible, we stockpile soil on heavy plastic, plywood, geotextile fabric, or some other material.

Video: David Jenkins

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