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Needed materials for erosion and sediment control

Needed materials for erosion and sediment control

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Hello! So, I got a problem in our fish pond. Everytime it rains (even light pour), unwanted materials and I believe chemical substances are polluting the water, poisoning the fishes. I did some research on effective erosion and sediment solutions but ended up bombarded by information overload. I read about ripraps but found out they're expensive. What other PRACTICAL alternatives are there?

Additional question: Can geotextiles do the trick? I heard about them as well.

RE: Needed materials for erosion and sediment control

You’ll need geotextiles, erosion and vegetation control fabrics, nets, and fences. Coir logs and mats are great for the management of stream flow velocity and can improve the shape of channels and shorelines. If you can’t afford expensive ripraps and traditional hay bales, coir logs and mats are practical and the best substitutes. Also, you need silt fences to hold sediments while allowing water to be drained.

RE: Needed materials for erosion and sediment control

you need to determine what the problem is first before you can design a solution. you may not need anything other than some dirt to berm around the pond.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/construc/stormwater/manua...

RE: Needed materials for erosion and sediment control

(OP)
Thanks for you both for a very helpful response. It gave me a wonderful resolve and deduction about erosion control. This forum is indeed helpful in any engineering-related things!

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