Reducing erosion and sedimentation risk: guidelines for industry
Information for businesses about reducing the risk of erosion and the build-up of sediment in waterways.
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Erosion happens when wind or water wears away surface soil. Erosion can lead to a build-up of dirt, rock and gravel in waterways and drains called sedimentation.
Erosion and sedimentation’s risks to human health and the environment include:
These activities can increase the risk of erosion and sedimentation:
Industry has a duty to reduce the risk of erosion and sedimentation. Failure to do this can result in EPA enforcement.
Our industry guide explains how to reduce erosion and sedimentation. The guide covers:
Reviewed 28 October 2019