Environmental Health and Safety

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control (SESC)

Soil Erosion is the process by which land surface is worn away by the action of wind, water, ice or gravity. Sedimentation is the process whereby these detached particles generated by erosion are deposited on land or into water bodies, such as lakes, streams and wetlands. The movement of sediments through the storm water system creates two primary concerns for waterways. First, sediment buildup in waterways alter the natural ecosystem. Second, pollutants carried with these sediments can create toxicity problems in the water. To prevent these scenarios, The Department of Environmental Health and Safety & Emergency Management created the Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Program, which you can learn more about below.

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