Drainage and Erosion Control
Here's a list of select resources compiled by Minnesota LTAP.
Slope Stabilization Guide for Minnesota Local Government Engineers (PDF) (LRRB, 2017)
A new user guide provides simple, cost-effective methods for stabilizing locally maintained slopes along roadways in Minnesota. Eight slope stabilization techniques are presented that local government engineers can undertake using locally available materials and equipment.
Field Guide for Maintaining Rural Roadside Ditches (Fortin Consulting, Inc., University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, and the Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2014)
This guide offers practical advice and illustrations to hands-on maintenance workers, ditch maintenance contractors and local (township) road supervisors who maintain ditches.
Stormwater Treatment: Assessment and Maintenance Manual (University of Minnesota and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 2010)
An online manual to help users assess the performance of and schedule maintenance for stormwater treatment practices. It is intended as a supplement to the Minnesota Stormwater Manual, which provides guidance for the design and installation of stormwater treatment practices.
Erosion Control Handbook for Local Roads (Minnesota Local Road Research Board, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota LTAP, 2003)
Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety: A Guide for Local Street and Highway Maintenance Personnel (Federal Highway Administration, 2009)
These select websites, compiled by Minnesota LTAP, can help you find more information on this topic.
- Minnesota Local Road Research Board (Please go to the LRRB website and use the search tool to find resources about this topic.)
- MnDOT Erosion Control & Stormwater Management
- FHWA Erosion and Sediment Control
- Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program
These pre-constructed searches can help you find current resources on this topic.
- Geosynthetics Installation Notes Tracker Mobile App (FHWA and Geosynthetics Materials Association)
The Minnesota LTAP Librarian can help you find and obtain LTAP and CTS publications and research, as well as transportation-related materials from other libraries and databases. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.