Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practices using Large-Scale Testing Techniques

This technical presentation will showcase current ongoing research and large-scale testing efforts focused on improving existing storm drain inlet protection practices. The study, being conducted at the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF), includes the investigation of typical roadway median inlet protection practices (i.e., aggregate barriers, sand bag barriers, silt fence barriers, wattle barriers, and manufactured practices) for protecting drop inlets during construction activities. Effective inlet protection practice needs, developed testing procedures, data collection practices, performance characteristics, and results will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain insight on inlet protection needs, practices, functions, and failure modes.
  2. Learn about large-scale stormwater inlet protection testing and research findings.
  3. Attain an overview of the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF) experimental capabilities.

Course Level: All

Last Updated: September 19, 2018

The International Erosion Control Association has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP. Certificates of completion will be issued to all participants. Complaints regarding registered providers may be addressed to RCEP at 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005. Website: RCEP.net.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
IECA PDH Webinar 1 PDH from September 19, 2018