Sediment Control BMPsThe December 2014 issue of Land and Water Magazine ( includes an extensive piece on “Independent, Full-Scale Evaluation of Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs.” Authored by C. Joel Sprague (TRI Environmental), Peter Kemp (Wisconsin DOT), and Katheryn Malusky (AASHTO NTPEP), the article describes the development of full-scale testing in erosion control materials, current standards, emerging standards, and the newer sediment control bmp full-scale evaluations.
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They write: “Just as the slope and channel evaluations initiated in 2009 are now producing a wealth of valuable information to the field, the 2014 NTPEP protocols for SRDs [sediment retention devices] are opening a new chapter for testing and product evaluation.”
Other articles in the issue include:

  • 40 Year History of Pond Construction
  • Changing Designs with Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs)
  • Removing Dams, Restoring Rivers
  • Low Impact Development (LID)
  • Enhanced Barrier Systems
  • And more

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