Erosion Control

Erosion Control

Erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development and construction. Effective erosion controls are important techniques in preventing water pollution and soil loss.


Examples of erosion control methods include:
  • buffer strip
  • cellular confinement systems
  • crop rotation
  • conservation tillage
  • contour bunding
  • contour plowing
  • cover crops
  • ditch liners
  • fiber rolls
  • gabions
  • hydroseeding
  • level spreaders
  • mulching
  • perennial crops
  • polyacrylamide
  • reforestation
  • riparian strip
  • riprap
  • strip farming
  • sand fence
  • vegetated waterway
  • terracing
  • wattle
  • windbreaks


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