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This website contains two erosion control manuals that were were authorized and funded by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. They were originally written in the 1980s and 1990s and have recently been updated.

Both manuals are availabe in pdf format. You may download the complete manuals or individual sections/chapters. You may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files.

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Contents of the Iowa Construction Site Erosion Control Manual

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION 1 mb pdf

CHAPTER 2. VEGETATION AND SOIL STABILIZATION CONTROL MEASURES 1.5 mb pdf

CHAPTER 3. STRUCTURAL EROSION CONTROL MEASURES 3.1 mb pdf

CHAPTER 4. SPECIAL CONDITION EROSION CONTROL MEASURES 389 kb pdf

REFERENCES 116 kb pdf

GLOSSARY 99 kb pdf

Contents of How to Control Streambank Erosion

INTRODUCTION 18 kb pdf

HOW TO CONTROL STREAMBANK EROSION 41 kb pdf

SEEDING OF STREAMBANK 60 kb pdf

LIVE STAKES 981 kb pdf

JOINT PLANTING 1.6 mb pdf

LIVE FASCINE 962 kb pdf

BRUSHMATTRESS 48 kb pdf

LIVE CRIBWALL 359 kb pdf

BRANCHPACKING 489 kb pdf

COCONUT FIBER ROLLS 108 kb pdf

DORMANT POST PLANTINGS 52 kb pdf

PILINGS WITH WIRE OR GEOTEXTILE FENCING 297 kb pdf

RIPRAP 100 kb pdf

JETTY SYSTEM 1.2 mb pdf

IOWA VANES 94 kb pdf

VEGETATED GEOGRIDS 992 kb pdf

BIBLIOGRAPHY 10 kb pdf

APPENDIX 12 kb pdf

Page last updated: June 5, 2006

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