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Sediment Pond

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Sediment from construction ponds can greatly affects waterbodies and its life forms. It is therefore very important to prevent sediment from moving into waterways, by trapping it at the source and   using sediment ponds. Sediment ponds are temporarily designed structure that prevent sediments from eroding into waterbodies from construction sites or exposed soil during rainfall events. This sediment control design is relatively easy to construct and cost effective. Once properly designed, sediment ponds captures stormwater runoff and sediments, manage soil erosion, and protect water quality. However, proper maintenance including inspection and removal of excess sediment will improve the efficiency of the pond.

Fact Sheets

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Sediment Basin, Hamilton County Ohio

Sediment Basin/Desilting Basin, City of Villa Park, Orange County California

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Settling Ponds, Catchment and Creek Pty Ltd Australia

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Sediment Basin, International Erosion Control Association Australasia


Sediment Retention Ponds, Waikato Regional Council New Zealand

Sediment Basin, International Erosion Control Association, Australasia

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