EROSION CONTROL     STORMWATER MANAGEMENT    DRAINAGE

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Erosion Control

Erosion control is the practice of controlling the wind or water in order to prevent sediment from being carried away and deposited in another location.  Erosion is a natural occurrence, but construction has helped speed this process up.  Erosion occurs when the erosive force such as wind or water (with much help from gravity), exceeds the soil's ability to resist the erosive force. Sometimes erosion control is referred to as sediment control.  Erosion control measures  such as grading, retaining walls, and drains stop soil from "eroding" away.  Cities and local governments control erosion with stormwater systems, but is also found in residential properties as well.