Soil and Erosion
Best Management Practices
The District aids landowners and municipalities dealing with sediment and erosion challenges.
A site visit will be arranged, and District staff will recommend best management practices. Some BMPs the District provides includes:
- Green Armor – cutting edge technology that combines engineering and agronomic excellence to produce state of the art erosion control and revegetation products. Examples include turf reinforcement mats, ProGanics, and Flexterra Growth Medium mulch.
- Hard Armor – a traditional erosion prevention method that protects surfaces against strong water velocity and wave action, and provides bank stabilization and protection along rivers, streams, and roads. Examples include rock riprap, gabions, precast block retaining walls, and rock chutes.
- Diversions – stormwater runoff is redirected from an area prone to flooding and erosion to a more stable, safe location.
- Vegetation – the deep roots of vegetation are effective at holding soil in place and preventing erosion.