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Wattles are materials designed and installed to control sediment at construction sites, thus preventing sediments from moving into waterbodies or waterways. Proper installation of wattles can reduce the rate of soil erosion, control sediment on site, reduce stormwater runoff velocity, and also promote water quality.

Fact Sheets

Wattles, Stormwater Design and Specifications, Iowa State Urban Design and Specification

Wattles, South Dakota Department of Transportation

Wattles Installation Guide, Erosion Tech Monroe County Georgia

Fiber Rolls, Caltrans California

Fiber Rolls, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Nevada

Fiber Rolls, Caltrans California

Sediment Control Log, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, Denver Colorado


A Guide to Straw Wattle Installation, County of Marin California

Investigation of Straw Wattle Influence on Surficial Slope Stability, Oregon State University


Sediment Retention Fiber rolls (wattles) General Usage and Installation, Erosion Control Technology Council, Austin Texas

Proper Wattle Installation, Coconino County Arizona

Stormwater BMPs, Fiber Rolls County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program

Stormwater Strategies, How to Install Fiber RollsCounty of San Diego Watershed Protection Program