March 15, 2017 03:22
The more extreme the forces pushing or pulling against soil, whether it’s gravity, wind or water, the harder the armoring needs to be. When severe scour from fast-moving water flows are eating away at the sides of a channel, or a very steep slope is in danger of sliding, it’s time to turn to the hard stuff....
July 15, 2016 12:09
Any contractor who works in erosion control can tell you that trying to control a river is no piece of cake. In point of fact, it is literally a herculean task to control a stream. One of Hercules’ 12 labors involved diverting two rivers to clean 30 years of filth from the stables of King Augeas....
March 15, 2016 12:37
Using clever techniques and hydraulic technology well ahead of its time, Egyptians then irrigated those crops with water from the Nile....
March 18, 2013 03:46
“One of the best ways to control the erosion is to use riprap, which is just broken stone that is placed there and holds the soil; it will withstand wind erosion, and especially, the water pounding on it,” said Grant Evans, Mozingo Lake manager. “However, Riprap is very expensive to buy and especially to truck in....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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