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Evaluating Erosion, Sediment, & Sedimentation on Construction Sites


Do you know your sediment yield? Join Jerald Fifield, Ph.D., PH, CPESC, CISEC and Tina Evans, PE, CISEC, CPESC for the first installment of our advanced Accountable Sediment and Erosion Control Plans – Master Class SeriesEvaluating Erosion, Sediment, and Sedimentation on Construction Sites, exploring the differences between erosion, sediment, and sedimentation, as well as how to quantify and model erosion rates and sediment yield on construction sites.

Erosion is the result of the combined effects of storm events, soil properties, topographic features, available cover, and land management practices, which results in the discharge of sediment. In order to minimize the discharge of sediment on construction sites, we must first understand the erosion process.

Working through Fifield’s best-selling Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans (3rded.)this first module of our Accountable Sediment and Erosion Control Plans – Master Class Series provides information to develop an understanding of these variables that allows for the quantification of erosion rates and sediment yield on a construction site. In addition, this first module provides the underpinning of material needed to fully understand the remaining modules about sediment containment systems, barriers, erosion control, and assessing sediment and erosion control plans.

Fifield and Evans provide comparisons to demonstrate the difference between erosion rates determined by the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE and RUSLE2), as well as present mechanics of sediment yield using the sediment delivery ratio and the Modified Universal Soil Loss Equation (MUSLE). Lastly, Fifield and Evans complete a sediment yield to runoff volume comparison providing participants with an understanding of how the volume of sediment in runoff waters varies and impacts commonly found BMPs on construction sites.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following:

  • Understand the differences between erosion, sediment, and sedimentation.
  • Identify the limitations of erosion rate and sediment yield models.
  • Gain an introductory understanding of the concept of a "sedigraph".
  • Understand sediment vs. runoff volumes.

The Latest in Developing Sediment and Erosion Control Plans Master Class Manual
This presentation is based upon and works through the associated chapters in Jerald S. Fifield’s Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans (3rd ed.), and is presented as an intermediate to advanced exploration of erosion, sediment, and sedimentation. As such, we recommend purchasing the manual Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans (3rd ed.) with the presentation.

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* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour and a half with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU. 
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

Webcasts > Construction ($79.00)


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