Erosion Control

Erosion Control – Western MN

  Issue: A sewer system update for a cooperative association in western Minnesota required multiple erosion control techniques. The project took place on over a half mile of rolling lakeshore, and within 10 feet of a stream and wetland that enter the lake.   Action: Disturbed areas were hydroseeded with Type IV wood fiber mulch…

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Erosion Control – East Central MN

Issue: A small Minnesota town was updating its sewer system. The site had severe slopes, and construction work took place adjacent to paved roads. Action: Heavy duty silt fence was installed downslope of disturbed areas. Inlet protection was installed in the storm drains to prevent sediment from entering the storm sewer system. The area was…

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Geocell Shoreline Stabilization

Issue: Loose shifting sand makes access to this beach difficult, and winter dock removal destabilizes the lake bank. Action: Installing geocell pervious stabilization halts erosion, allows for infiltration to clean runoff before it reaches the lake, and creates secure footing for beach access.

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Erosion Control – Central MN

Issue: A small town in west central Minnesota is constructing a new wastewater treatment facility and collection system throughout the town. The Crow River runs through the town, making erosion control a priority during construction. Action: Standard temporary erosion control techniques such as silt fence, ditch checks, and rapid stabilization are used to minimize the…

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