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A Silt fence is a perimeter control device use to temporarily manage sediment at construction sites. It is made of a thick network of fabric installed in the direction of water flow within the construction area. Silt fences are easy and inexpensive to design and install. Once installed, a silt fence prevents the movement of sediments from disturbed areas into nearby waterways. It can also restrict the movement of construction site waste materials in stormwater runoff from getting into waterways or waterbodies, thus reducing soil erosion in the process. However, silt fences need regular maintenance in order to ensure its effectiveness.

Fact Sheets

Stormwater Best Management Practice, Silt Fences, United State Environmental Protection Agency

Silt Fence, Town of Truckee California

Silt Fence/Other Sediment Barriers(Perimeter Protection), Corinna Township, Minnesota

Silt Fence, California Stormwater Quality Association

Silt Fence, City of Knoxville, Tennessee

Silt Fence, Laramie County Conservation District Wyoming

Silt Fence, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency BMP Handbook, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Nevada

Silt Fence, Suffolk County New York

Silt Fence, Caltrans California

Silt Fence, Colorado Spring

Earth Series, Erosion and Sediment Control, Silt Fence, Waikato Regional Council, New Zealand


How to Install Silt Fence

Silt Fence Installation

A Bad Silt Fence Installation On a Construction Site

Silt Fence Training Video

Silt Fencing, TRI Environmental, Austin Texas

How to Install a Silt Fence, a Simple Step by Step Guide

Erosion Control and Silt Fence