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Title:Effectiveness of Selected Erosion Control Materials Under Simulated Rain and Sunlight
Authors:Gilberto E. Urroz and C. Earl Israelsen
University:Utah State University
Publication Date:Feb 1995
Report #:MPC-95-44
Project #:MPC-052
TRID #:00715414
Keywords:alternatives analysis, erosion, erosion control, products, rainfall, research, simulation, slopes, soils, soil stabilization, sunlight, training simulators, vegetation



The results of an erosion control testing study are presented in this report. The purpose of the study was to compare the performance of selected erosion control products under simulated rainfall and sunlight conditions in terms of soil loss reduction and vegetation growth. A total of 19 materials--11 mulches and 8 erosion control blankets--were chosen for the test program. Tests were performed in a rainfall simulator facility, in which the variables of soil, slope, and rainfall rate and duration can be controlled. The data derived from the study can be used to select the most appropriate erosion control material for a particular situation.

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