Performance and Cost Analysis of Various Ditch Check Installation Techniques Based on a Field Study in Tama County, IA
Jaime C. Schussler, CPESC IT, EIT
Well sure we can improve the performance of our erosion and sediment control plan, but at what cost? This presentation will compare the performance and cost of several standard and enhanced ditch check practices based on the findings of a field-scale study conducted in Tama County, Iowa. In addition, we'll present CheckSpread, an Excel tool to guide designers in making practical and cost-conscious E&SC designs for conveyance channels.
- Interpret performance-cost results for various ditch check installation techniques.
- Evaluate various ditch check design options based on site characteristics, channel geometries, and associated cost.
- Apply CheckSpread, an excel tool, to aid in erosion and sediment control design of conveyance channels.