Sediment Pollution Control in North Carolina

by David H. Howells, (F.ASCE), Prof. Emeritus; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, N.C., and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.,
Harlan K. Britt, Chf. Engr.; Land Quality Section, Div. of Land Resources, North Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources and Community Development, Raleigh, N.C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 6, Pg. 1228-1247

Document Type: Journal Paper


A review of state and local sediment control programs in North Carolina relative to urban and highway construction and sanitary landfill operations is presented. Law and institutional arrangements, operations and management, technology, economics, enforcement, education, and public acceptance are included. Emphasis is placed on erosion and sediment control as a part of project planning and design. Conclusions and recommendations for strengthened program are given.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Pollution | Infrastructure construction | Urban areas | Landfills | Economic factors | Education | Erosion | North Carolina

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