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Strategies to control erosion

Feb 20

Strategies to control erosion

Erosion Control is a strategy to stop erosion. This can happen naturally (from water and wind) or artificially by humans. There are three kinds of erosion control co measures: organic or natural, inorganic or non-natural.


Natural and organic erosion prevention measures

Natural erosion control or organic methods are employed to safeguard the surface of the earth using materials directly from the earth. These materials can be either plant- or water-based or rock-based.

  1. Plant-Based

There are numerous solutions for erosion control that are based on plants.


  • Buffer Strip

Buffer strips are used similar to bioswales. Both buffer strips and bioswales manage run-off water and hold sediment. Buffer strips are typically found on farmland. Buffer strips are composed of permanent plants, and farmers will not take them down to plant new vegetation. Bioswales are nestled in the land.


  • Crop Rotation

The practice of crop rotation is of planting a different plant each year to slow soil erosion.


  • Mulching

Mulch refers to the process of adding either artificial or natural material to the soil. Mulching is used to trap water, eliminate weeds and safeguard the soil from wind erosion as well as water erosion. Mulch can be made of straws, leaves, wood chips, or other organic materials. Mulch made from human-made materials can also contain the form of a plastic sheet. This is what it's called plasticulture.


  • Reforestation

Reforestation is the practice of planting trees in which they were cut down. Reforestation is the act of creating new trees to fight erosion and provide fresh air.


  • Seeding

There are two types of them: temporary and permanent hydroseeding. These are plants that prevent erosion. The two kinds of seeds are used to grow plants that guard the soil against erosion. Seeding can be used together with mulch.

  • Terracing

Terracing is like plowing contours (see above) in that it stops soil erosion through the use of numerous (soil or soil) barriers that run perpendicularly to a slope. This construction slows down water flow and stops the development of small streams.

  1. Water-based

Here are two water-based erosion control methods.


  • Bioswale

Bioswales can also be called Grassed waterways or Vegetated waterways. Bioswales resemble trenches, with vegetation on the bottom. They aid in reducing pollution and guide water across the region.


  • Retention and Detention Basins or Ponds

While impoundments can't stop erosion, they can assist in controlling erosion. They are artificial water basins that are made of soil, as well as other substances that are affected by erosion.

Retention basins or ponds. These permanent basins are used to collect water runoff from all areas. They also help prevent flooding.

Detention basins/Ponds. These temporary basins are also called Retarding or sediment basins. These smaller basins are used to control the flow of minerals or soil.


  1. Rock Based

Riprap. Riprap is an erosion control method based on the rock. method. It may also be known as armor or shot. Ripraps are constructed from rocks. They are composed of rocks and help protect shorelines from erosion by water.


Control measures for erosion control that are not organic or natural-based

Inorganic or unnatural erosion control methods are ways to safeguard the earth's surface by using substances that are not organic or natural. These are artificial materials.


  • Fiber Rolls

Fiber rolls look like Terracing. Fiber rolls can be used for construction purposes However, they are made from coconut and straw instead of soil barriers. They can also be used for temporary uses. Fiber rolls are utilized to remove sediment from the source of water.


  • Sand fence

A sand fence can also be referred to by its name Sand break. It is used to stop sand from being blown by the wind.


  • Silt Fencing

Silt fences are made of geotextile, which is a filter cloth. They can be used to contain soil at construction sites because rainwater may cause soil to flow into other water sources such as rivers and lakes.

  • Turbidity Curtains

Like Turbidity curtains Silt fences also contain geotextile. They aren't incorporated into silt fences like silt fencing. Water You can capture sediment. These are utilized for construction.

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