ERIC Number: ED178326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Water Management and Sediment Control for Urbanizing Areas.
Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Columbus, OH.
This handbook, developed for use by the Soil Conservation Service and property owners, land developers, local government agencies, and consulting firms, is designed to provide information on water management and minimizing erosion on land undergoing development in urban areas. The standards and specifications listed in this handbook are to provide criteria for the design, installation, and maintenance of water management and sediment control practices. Recommendations in the handbook apply to urbanizing lands where housing, industrial, institutional, recreational, and highway developments are occurring or are being planned. Due to wide variations in climate, topography, geology, soils, and plant requirements, these recommendations are somewhat generalized. The document is divided into four chapters: (1) Resource Planning in Urbanizing Areas; (2) Standards and Specifications; (3) Methods for Determining Soil Loss; and (4) Installation and Maintenance Needs. An appendix of related design charts and tables concludes this publication. (BT)
Descriptors: Administration, Agriculture, Development, Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Forestry, Guides, Land Use, Natural Resources, Soil Conservation, Urban Environment, Water Resources
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Soil Conservation Service (USDA), Columbus, OH.