Maintenance of Temporary Sediment Controls

Report No: 78-R34

Published in 1978

About the report:

During the summer of 1977, field surveys and conferences with Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation district personnel were conducted to determine the statewide status of maintenance efforts in erosion, and sedimentation control. As a result of this study two types of problems were identified: (1) field, and (2) administrative and personnel. Eleven field problems and three administrative and personnel problems are cited in the report and solutions are spelled out for each. In addition, four recommendations are offered. One of these calls for the addition of field maintenance techniques to Department specifications the other three concern the assignment and duties of district environmental personnel to work on erosion and sedimentation control. The need to have a full-time erosion and sediment control specialist in each district is stressed.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • W. Cullen Sherwood, David C. Wyant

Last updated: January 27, 2024

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