Erosion Control at the Ares Facility Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The report describes application of a dust-control system, DCA-1295 reinforced with fiberglass, for erosion control. Application conditions were unusual in several ways. A soil sterilant was used prior to application of the DCA-1295fiberglass system after it was ascertained that the sterilant would be compatible with the dust-control materials. A soil sterilant was deemed necessary because the most common type of vegetation in this area, tumbleweed, is ineffective in controlling erosion. Vegetative growth occurring after the dust-control materials had been placed would have destroyed the system. Most of the area to be treated was on slopes ranging from 1V on 4H to 1V on 2H. Vehicular traffic e.g. that of distributor vehicles was not possible in the area therefore, all materials were applied using hand-held hoses.
- Soil Mechanics
- Civil Engineering