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Channel Erosion Mat


Code References

  • "All disturbed ground left inactive for 10 or more days shall be stabilized by seeding or sodding, or by mulching or covering, or other equivalent control measure." (Reference: Section 290-7.2.e-3 of the City Code of Ordinances).
  • "Erosion control measures shall be placed along down slope areas and along side slope areas as required to prevent or reduce erosion where erosion during construction will result in a loss of soil to waters of the state, public sewer inlets or off-site." (Reference: Section Comm 21.125(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code).
  • "Slopes greater than or equal to 12% with a down slope length of 10 feet or more, are not considered stabilized with seeding and mulching unless used in conjunction with a tackifier, netting, or matting." (Reference: Section Comm 21.125(b) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code).

Quick Tips

  • Erosion mat shall be inspected weekly at minimum and within 24 hours after a precipitation event of 0.5 inches or greater.
  • Install more staples or more frequent anchor trenches if rilling under the mat is observed during inspections.
  • Channel erosion mat shall be used where runoff channelizes in intermittent flow.
  • The erosion mat shall be installed and anchored in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • The erosion mat shall be installed after placing any topsoil, fertilizer, lime, or seed.
  • The erosion mat shall be maintained to keep complete and firm contact with the underlying soil.
  • The erosion mat shall extend at least 1 foot vertically from the channel bottom or 6 inches above the design water level (whichever is greater).

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