Efficiency of Erosion Control Practices of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation: Interim Report

Report No: 81-R32

Published in 1981

About the report:

Stream monitoring stations have been installed on eight construction projects under Phase 1 of this study. Monitoring on four of the projects is complete and monitoring on the remaining four is continuing. On the basis of the limited data, it appears that the amount of suspended sediment transported from a construction project in the Valley and Ridge region, a predominantly clayey soil area, is quite large as compared to that from a project in the Piedmont region, a silty soil area. This trend is especially evident when no erosion control measures are used. It also has been noted that relatively large amounts of sediment are generated during the spring and fall, when the soil generally is most susceptible to erosion.

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.


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David C. Wyant

Last updated: January 22, 2024

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