Erosion and Sediment Control
Erosion is a natural process. However, it is accelerated by construction activities. Each year, many acres of land in North Dakota are exposed during the course of construction and land development activities. Without proper provisions and properly installed protective practices before, during, and after construction, the land is left open for erosion and sediment runoff. Preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects our rivers, lakes and streams, but it also promotes clean water and environmental stewardship. The information provided here is intended to provide some guidance to the most commonly asked questions based on common activities performed by municipalities. Use and share this information with anyone that may benefit from it.