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Strategies to Reducing Erosion

Feb 20

Strategies to Reducing Erosion

Erosion Control is a technique to stop erosion. It can occur naturally (from the wind and the water) or by artificial means, such as humans. There are three kinds of  erosion control co methods: organic, natural, inorganic, and non-natural.


Natural and organic erosion mitigation measures

Natural erosion control or organic methods are employed to safeguard the surface of the earth by making use of materials that are directly sourced from the ground. They can be water- or plant-based, or rocks-based.

  1. Plant-Based

There are a variety of methods of erosion control using plants.


  • Buffer Strip

Like bioswales, buffer strips are also a possibility. Buffer strips and bioswales can hold the sediment and manage run-off. Buffer strips are frequently on farms. Buffer strips are composed of permanent plants, and farmers will not remove them to plant new plants. Bioswales, however, are planted within the soil.


  • Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is the process of planting a new crop each year to reduce soil erosion.


  • Mulching

Mulch is the act of adding artificial or natural substances to the soil. Mulching can be used to hold water, eliminate weeds, and shield the soil from wind erosion as well as erosion by water. Mulch is made from straws, leaves wood chips, or other organic materials. Mulch that is made of human-made materials can also contain the form of a plastic sheet. This is called plasticulture.


  • Reforestation

Reforestation is the process of planting trees in places that have had them removed. Reforestation involves planting new trees to fight erosion and to provide fresh air.


  • Seeding

There are two kinds of them: temporary and permanent, and hydroseeding. These plants are utilized to prevent erosion. There are two kinds of seeds that can be used to establish soil-protecting plants. Mulch is utilized as a supplement to seeds.

  • Terracing

Terracing is also known as contour plowing. It is similar to contour plowing in the sense that it has numerous (soil and soil) barriers that run perpendicular to the slope. This type of construction reduces water flow and stops the formation of small streams.

  1. Water-based

Two methods for preventing erosion using water.


  • Bioswale

Bioswales can also be referred to as Vegetated waterways or Grassed waterways. Bioswales are trenches that contain vegetation at the bottom. They can be used to cut down on the amount of pollution and to direct water flow throughout the area.


  • Retention and Detention Pools/Basins

Although impoundments cannot stop erosion from occurring they can help control the erosion that is already occurring. The artificial water basins are made up of soil, as well as other materials which are susceptible to water erosion.

Retention basins/Ponds These permanent basins are used to collect the runoff of water from all areas. They also aid in preventing flooding.

Detention basins/Ponds. These temporary basins can also be known as sediment basins or Retarding. The smaller basins are utilized to regulate the flow of minerals or soil.


  1. Rock Based

Riprap. Riprap is an erosion control method based on the rock. method. It can also be called armor or shot rock. Ripraps are composed of rocks. They are composed of rocks and shield the shorelines from erosion by water.


Organic or unnatural-based erosion controls

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


  • Fiber Rolls

Fiber rolls are like terracing. They can also be used for construction purposes however they are constructed out of straw or coconut fiber, not soil barriers. They are also used to serve as temporary barriers. They are also used to remove sediment from the source of water.


  • Sand fence

The sand fence is also referred to as Sand break. It's used to prevent the sand from being carried away by the wind.


  • Silt Fencing

Geotextile is a filter cloth that is used to create silt fences. They can be used to protect soil on construction sites since rainwater could cause soil to flow to other sources of water, like lakes and rivers.

  • Curtains of Turbidity

Silt fences are made of geotextile like Turbidity curtains. They are not able to be used within silt fences like silt fencing. Water is a great way to collect sediment. They can be used in construction.

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