Sediment Basin Design: How Five Different Sediment Detention Devices Varied in Efficiencies

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Education Track: Erosion and Sediment Control
Audience Level: Intermediate
Price: $50 Members/ $65 Non-Members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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This will be a course on sediment basin design and how varying practices lead to significant differences in sediment retention efficiencies. Participants will understand the importance of sediment control for water quality, and the importance of best management practices during construction. Participants will also understand sediment basin design changes and how they affect overall compliance with standard regulations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of sediment control for water quality, and the importance of best management practices during construction
  2. Understand techniques used in good sediment basin design.
  3. Understand the proper design, installation and maintenance of various components associated with sediment basins.

Presented by Melanie McCaleb, MS, CPESC

Melanie McCaleb, MS, CPESC, owner of NTU, Inc. with 10+ years of Erosion, Sediment & Turbidity Control (ES&TC) experience attended NC State University, completing her bachelor’s degree and then master’s degree in Soil Science under the teachings of Dr. Richard A. McLaughlin. Her research focus was on determining the efficiency of sediment basins on active construction sites. After working in research and education with Rich for more than 5 years, she made the switch into the consulting world. In 2012, McCaleb formed her business, NTU Inc. NTU has collaborated with many government, state and local agencies as well as private/commercial development throughout the Southeast region, designing and implementing sediment, erosion and turbidity control practices. Her knowledge and background regarding federal, state and local regulations allows her to make safe and economically responsible decisions. She is the former President for the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA).

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA