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Erosion and Sediment

An excavator works to repair and shore up a roadside that has eroded.The goal of project erosion & sediment control is to prevent pollution of water resources as required by National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and by other laws, permits, agencies and agreements.

Project Design Objectives include:

  • Establish specific measures to prevent soil erosion and off-site sedimentation.
  • Satisfy permit requirement for an Erosion & Sediment Control Plan.
  • Create clear contract documents to facilitate project construction.
  • Minimize project and permit problems for ODOT and project partners.

Guidance Materials

Additional support for specific geo-hydro and environmental needs in the form of:

  • ​Standard drawings and details,
  • Drafting manuals,
  • CAD standards,
  • ODOT workspace, and
  • Example drawings and templates.

Contact the Geo-Environmental Section's Drafting Program for information.



Climate Data

  • PRISM Climate Group - Gather climate observations from a wide range of monitoring networks to reveal short- and long-term climate patterns.

Soil Survey


Contact the Geo-Environmental Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 6
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3252
Fax: 503-986-3249

Program Lead

Phone: 503-986-3512

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