Sheetflow Erosion Control Erosion Control for the CESCL

November 6, 2020

Blowin’ in the Wind

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Photo: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

Blowin’ in the wind is what happens to your plastic stockpile cover when you don’t use enough sand bags. The contractor has been pulling material from the pile daily and hasn’t been using enough sand bags on the overlapped seams.

October 13, 2020

Plastic Covered Slope

Here is a nice, plastic covered slope. They have placed sand bags on the seams, the seams are overlapped at least 12 inches and the plastic is run all the way to the bottom of the slope. This is a riverbank habitat restoration project on the Duwamish Waterway.

Video: David Jenkins

September 30, 2020

Slope Covered with Plastic

View of slope on Site 25 Habitat Restoration Project. Photo: David jenkins

We have covered a slope above the Duwamish Waterway with plastic until landscaping occurs in December. The contractor has done a great job overlapping the plastic sheets and securing them with sand bags.

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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