Understanding and Implementing Seven Modes of Sediment Control

Dwayne L. Stenlund, M.Sc

Sediment control is commonly understood as silt fence that operates as a sedimentation best practice. The 2020 IECA annual meeting had many excellent presentations that focused on new design tools (award paper of the year), performance testing, and utilization. This created significant interest as understanding how a highly regarded sedimentation mode of practice actually works to control sediment from upgradient exposed soil sources. However, this is only one of seven modes of sediment control that require investigation of best practice, and commensurate design for project implementation.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand different types of sediment control modes of action as BMP systems.
  • Incorporate various sediment BMP modes into the project SWPPP.
  • Recognize proper sediment control by functional mode type for installation, maintenance, corrective actions.

Presented by Dwayne L. Stenlund, M.Sc. – Transportation Prog Specialist 4, Minnesota Dept of Transportation

Dwayne is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control. He has worked in this capacity for the Minnesota Department of Transportation for more than 24 years and is involved with design, construction and maintenance using old and new ecologically and sustainable based technologies to solve difficult soil and storm water quality problems. He has presented extensively over the United States on storm water management techniques, and yearly at the International Erosion Control Association Conference. He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota in plant biology and extensive work environmental constructability of road and bridge projects.