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Aging Effects of Environmental Factors on Seven Rolled Erosion Control Products Used as Turf Reinforcing Mats
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 062303, 2006 ASAE Annual Meeting . @2006
Authors: Sumee Khanna, Ming-Han Li
Keywords: RECP, aging effect, channel erosion control, environmental factor
For temporary and permanent channel erosion control, rolled erosion control products
(RECPs) have become a popular urban stormwater best management practice (BMP) in recent
years. The notion of using RECPs for channel erosion control anchors on the complementary
strength from RECP and vegetation. At the early stage, after new RECPs are installed for protecting
bare channel surfaces, RECPs are the primary role of the strength provider. As RECPs age with
time, vegetation growing through RECPs takes over the role as the major protector of the channel.
The problem is that when RECPs are too short in longevity, erosion may occur due to insufficient
time for vegetation establishment.