Drainage and Erosion Control
Here's a list of select resources compiled by Minnesota LTAP.
Slope Stabilization Guide for Minnesota Local Government Engineers (PDF)
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.
Enhanced Culvert Inspections Best Practices Guidebook (6.7 MB PDF)
Field Guide for Maintaining Rural Roadside Ditches (3.2 MB PDF)
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.
Culvert Repair Best Practices, Specifications and Special Provisions – Best Practices Guidelines (2.1 MB PDF)
Stormwater Treatment: Assessment and Maintenance Manual
University of Minnesota and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, March 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 (2.5 MB PDF)
Minnesota Local Road Research Board, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Minnesota LTAP, 2003
Gives guidelines and methods for effective erosion control on low-volume roads. It illustrates these methods with case studies outlining best management practices, and tells you how to deal with local watershed districts and other agencies. In addition, it provides detailed information to guide you through both Phase I and Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit process.
Roadway and Roadside Drainage (2.32 MB PDF)
Cornell University Local Roads Program (New York LTAP), 2003
A manual and workbook that includes basic information to help personnel responsible for building and maintaining drainage systems.
Erosion and Sediment Control Certification Program
U of M and Mn/DOT
Technical resources and training for inspectors, project managers, contractors, and designers who work on NPDES projects, offered by the University of Minnesota in partnership with Mn/DOT.
Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety: A Guide for Local Street and Highway Maintenance Personnel
Federal Highway Administration, 2009
Erosion Control Treatment Selection Guide (PDF)
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, December 2006
This guide presents a strategy and information to assist professional judgment in developing cost-effective erosion control treatments for conditions commonly encountered on USDA Forest Service lands.
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
These pre-constructed searches can help you find current resources on this topic.
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.
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