A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Erosion and Sedimentation Control Manual

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Cover Letter

Title Page

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 - The Erosion and Sedimentation Control Act of 1975

Chapter 2 - Sediment and Erosion Control Processes, Principles, and Practices

Chapter 3 - Planning and Plans

Chapter 4 - Local Programs: Principles and Processes

Chapter 5 - Sources of Assistance and Resource Information

Chapter 6 - BMP Standards and Specifications for General Land-Disturbing Activities

Chapter 6 Section I - Land Disturbing Activity Plan

Chapter 6 Section II - Vegetative Measures

Chapter 6 Section III - Structural Practices

Chapter 6 Section IV - Tables for Design of Stormwater Conveyance Practices

Appendix A-1 - Estimating Runoff from Urban Areas

Appendix A-2 - Peak Discharges

Appendix A-3 - Procedural Guide for Computing Runoff by Rational Method

Appendix B-1 - Soil Series Interpretations

Appendix B-2 - Soil Loss Predictions

Appendix C - Construction Materials

Appendix D - Model Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance

Appendix E - Conversion Factors

Appendix F - Glossary