Erosion Control


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Erosion Control
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General Soil erosion can be caused by various natural forces such as water, wind, ice, and gravity. Soil erosion at unprotected construction sites can result in rills, gullies, sheet erosion, damaged slopes, eroded ditches, plugged drainage structures and culverts, and flooded work areas. Stream channels can be filled with sediment causing flooding of adjacent areas. Transported sediment can cause damage by covering agricultural lands and filling ditches and other drainage systems. Sediment deposited into reservoirs reduces their storage capacity and damages aquatic life. Sediment that reaches navigable waterways req…
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Indranil Goswami: Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition. Erosion Control, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export