Soil Erosion

Asked July 15, 2018, 11:03 AM EDT

The heavy rains over the last few years have given me erosion problems, as my lot is on the downside of a hill and the rear portion of the property gets unmanageable water--no flooding, just erosion of top soil and grass. Are there any bulletins on the subject. Even if I get a landscape firm to do the work, I would like to have some knowledge on the subject. Any references available through the BCPL will be useful too

Baltimore County Maryland soil erosion

1 Response

Here is a publication from MDA on soil erosion. http://mda.maryland.gov/resource_conservation/Documents/tip3.pdf

Also, look at the attached link on storm water management. Depending upon the site you may be able to install a rain garden and other practices
https://extension.umd.edu/watershed/stormwater-practices
http://extension.umd.edu/learn/rain-gardens-across-maryland

Sometimes soil erosion can be a complicated issue to solve. Here are some resources. Try the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District. https://www.bcscd.org/

Finally, you may want to contact the Watershed Specialist in your area for more information
Ms. Kelsey Brooks, Northern Maryland Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist
410-887-8055
Email: kebrooks@umd.edu

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