Erosion Control

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Controlling Erosion

Erosion Control for Homeowners: Construction on Pond and Lake Front Property

Infiltration Steps: Controlling Erosion on Steep Paths

Infiltration Steps: Retrofitting Steps to Control Erosion on Paths

Vegetative Streambank Stabilization

Live Staking: Stabilizing the Banks of Streams, Rivers, and Lakes

Erosion Control Mix: Mulching to Stabilize and Enrich the Soil

Lake Shoreline Riprap: Stabilizing Severe Erosion on Lakefronts

Preventing Runoff

Vegetated Phosphorus Buffer Strips

Planting and Maintaining Buffers: Using Vegetation to Protect Water Quality

Infiltration Trench: Managing Runoff from Rooftops and Paved Areas

Pervious Pathway

Rain Gardens: Managing Roof Runoff in Your Backyard

Rain Barrels: Managing Roof Runoff in Your Backyard

Rubber Razors: Managing Runoff on Gravel Roads and Driveways

Designing Paths

Paths & Walkways: Managing Foot Traffic for Lake Protection

Pervious Pathway


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Special thanks to the Portland Water District for resources on this page.