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Methods to Reduce Erosion

Feb 20

Methods to Reduce Erosion

Erosion Control is a strategy to limit the damage to land caused by erosion. This can occur naturally (from wind or water) or using artificial (from humans). There are three kinds of erosion control methods by ECCO LLC: organic, organic, inorganic, or unnatural.


Natural and organic erosion control measures

Organic or natural-based erosion control measures are created to safeguard the surface of the earth with materials that originate directly from the ground. These can be water- or plant-based, or rock-based.

  1. Plant-Based

There are many plant-based erosion control options.


  • Buffer Strip

Similar to bioswales strips can also be utilized. They as well as bioswales retain sediments and reduce run-off. Buffer strips are often located on farms. Buffer strips are made of permanent plants and farmers won't cut them down to plant new plants. However, bioswales are buried within the soil.


  • Crop Rotation

The practice of crop rotation is of planting a different crop every year to reduce soil erosion.


  • Mulching

Mulch is the act of adding natural or artificial material to the soil. Mulching is utilized to capture water, eliminate weeds and shield the soil from wind erosion as well as erosion caused by water. Mulch can be made of straw, leaves wood chips, other natural materials. Mulch that is made of human-made materials could also include the form of a plastic sheet. This is known as plasticulture.


  • Reforestation

Reforestation is the act of replanting trees in areas where they were cut down. The new trees aid in preventing erosion, but also supply fresh air.


  • Seeding

There are two kinds: (Temporary And Permanent ) and the technique of seeding (Hydroseeding). These plants are used to control erosion. These two types of seeding are used to plant plants that protect the soil from erosion. Mulch is utilized as a supplement to seeds.

  • Terracing

Terracing is also known as contour plowing, which is similar to contour plowing in the sense that it has numerous (soil and soil) barriers that run perpendicular to the slope. This type of construction hinders water flow and prevents the formation of tiny streams.

  1. Water-based

These are two water-based erosion prevention methods.


  • Bioswale

Bioswales may also be referred to as Vegetated waterways and Grassed waterways. Bioswales look like trenches with vegetation in the bottom. They are used to reduce pollution as well as guide water throughout the area.


  • Retention and Detention Basins or Ponds

While impoundments can't stop erosion, they do help control existing erosion. These artificial water basins contain soil, as well as other materials that are susceptible to water erosion.

Retention basins or ponds. They are meant to catch water run-off from all surrounding areas. They also aid in preventing flooding.

Detention basins/Ponds. These temporary basins can also be known as sediment basins or retarding. They are typically smaller and are utilized in the construction industry to control the flow of soil and minerals.


  1. Rock Based

Riprap. Riprap is an erosion control method based on the rock. method. It can also be called shot rock or armor. Ripraps are made of rocks. They safeguard shorelines and prevent erosion of water.


Measures to control erosion that are not organic or natural-based

Methods for protecting Earth's surface by using substances other than natural and organic are referred to as organic or inorganic erosion control measures. These are synthetic materials.


  • Fiber Rolls

Fiber rolls are like Terracing. Fiber rolls can also be used for construction purposes however they are constructed out of straw or coconut fiber, not soil barriers. They are also used for temporary uses. To manage debris that has been removed from a source of water Fiber rolls are employed to put them on slopes.


  • Sand fence

A sand fence can also be referred to by the name Sand break. It's used to collect the sand blowing by the wind.


  • Silt Fencing

Silt fences are constructed of geotextile which is a filter cloth. These fences are used for soil containment at construction sites because rainwater could cause soil to run into other water sources such as rivers and lakes.

  • Turbidity Curtains

Silt fences are made of geotextile similar to Turbidity curtain. They can't be put in silt fences silt fencing. Water can be used to collect sediment. These can be used for construction.

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