Designing Effective Sediment Basins

This webinar will detail the various components and requirements to develop effective sediment basin designs. The webinar will provide an overview to “SEDspread”, a (FREE) user-friendly spreadsheet-based design tool for designers to appropriately size sediment basin parameters. The workbook allows users to input site specific parameters and constraints to determine: basin capacity and configuration, surface skimmer size and dewatering rate, auxiliary spillway design, and baffle configuration. The workbook includes a summary sheet that provides users with schematics of the designed basin, available as a supplement to facilitate effective communication between designers and contractors for constructing/installing the basin. Participants are encouraged to download the latest version of SEDspread prior to the webinar by visiting the Auburn University - Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility website at:

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the various components and concepts that are used in the design of a sediment basin.
  2. Learn about a spreadsheet based tool that can be used to quickly and appropriately size sediment basins.
  3. Attain background into the mathematical relationships that are used in the SEDspread design workbook to design effective sediment basins.

Course Level: All

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
IECA CEU Webinar 0.1 CEUs from January 20, 2016