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What Is A Erosion And Sediment Control Plan?

What Is A Erosion And Sediment Control Plan

An erosion and sediment control plan is a strategy for specific sites that need to identify erosion risks and determine controls to be put in place in order to reduce the amount of erosion and sedimentation that can occur as a result of a project.

There are construction activities that expose the soil, making it vulnerable to wind and water which then causes erosion and sedimentation. Eroded soil can cause a range of problems, such as a reduction in water quality and even affecting crop growth.

Erosion and sediment control plans are designed to address any concerns regarding the negative impacts of erosion and sedimentation and what should be the appropriate actions to address these concerns and reduce the risks.

Erosion, simply put, is the ground wearing down. Erosion occurs when the ground shifts due to wind and water, among other reasons. Building structures, the occurrence of some natural events, and the implementation of land management techniques can all lead to erosion. This can cause the soil to lose much of its natural water, affecting the crops. Erosion also exposes the subsoil, a layer of earth that typically doesn’t have the same qualities as the topsoil, which can have a significant effect on the environment.

Since man-made structures and land management techniques can contribute to erosion, organizations and those working on the land need to implement measures to reduce erosion and sedimentation. This is what erosion and sediment control is and what it’s for.

Simply put, erosion and sediment control is the process of preventing erosion and reducing the movement of sediment in the ground. This drastically prevents erosion and sedimentation from affecting the environment and causing significant consequences.

There are many ways to control sedimentation and erosion, and the process is necessary when working on specific sites. And to ensure that an organization takes the appropriate measures to control erosion and sedimentation, many localities require a comprehensive erosion and sediment control plan before allowing the project to commence.

Erosion is a natural process that can occur over time. Usually, erosion is caused by water and wind, which wears down the earth. However, human activities may also cause erosion. And when left unchecked, erosion can have a significant impact on businesses, society, and the environment as a whole.

A good example of this is the crops. The crops that humans grow to sustain themselves require specific soil conditions. This doesn’t just mean the chemical composition of the soil, but it also means the water levels underground. When there’s a lot of erosion and sedimentation, the chemical properties and the water levels undergo change. This can have an effect on crop yield and crop growth, which in turn has a massive effect on society.

Aside from being a requirement for certain projects and structures, erosion and sediment control plans are necessary to keep the environment safe. Having a proper erosion and sediment control plan indicates that the organization did the research on the potential effects of their project and ensured that it wouldn’t significantly harm the environment and soil conditions.

Contact Jackson and Sands Engineering today! We can help create a erosion and sediment control plan for your new build!

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