Sediment and Erosion Control Implementation: An Overview

by Swayne F. Scott, (M.ASCE), Soil Conservation Service, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


The responsibilities of the federal, state and local governments in sediment and erosion control are reviewed. The effectiveness of cost-shared and non-cost-shared technical assistance is reviewed. The role of conservation districts and recent state and federal conservation initiatives are reviewed. Suggestions for future action to improve implementation are provided.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Erosion | Federal government | State government | Local government | Benefit cost ratios | Irrigation districts

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