Erosion Control Issues at Collier Street, Austin, Texas

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  27 Jan 2015 event (after rainfall; contractor has cut the curb beneath the silt fence)
  07 Feb 2015 event (several days after rainfall; builder pumps trapped water to flow beneath the silt fence)
  15 Jun 2015 event (after rainfall; contractor has failed to maintain erosion controls)
  17 Jun 2015 event (after rainfall; silt fence installed but not across entire lot)



Event 1 - 27 Jan 2015 (after rainfall; contractor has cut the curb beneath the silt fence)

Photo 1 (curb cut) Photo 2 (muddy water running out of curb cut)
 
 
Photo 3 (runoff running from the site down the curb on Collier) Photo 4 (further downstream on Collier)
 
 
Photo 5 (further downstream on Collier, getting ready to cross Goodrich) Photo 6 (further downstream on Collier, crossing Goodrich)




Event 2 - 07 Feb 2015 (several days after rainfall; builder pumps trapped water to flow beneath the silt fence)

Photo 1 (trapped water pumped into bermed area next to silt fence) Photo 2 (bermed area where water was pumped, allowed to run under silt fence)
 
 
Photo 3 (muddy runoff running from the site down the curb on Collier) Photo 4 (further downstream on Collier)
 
 
Photo 5 (further downstream on Collier, crossing Goodrich) Photo 6 (further downstream on Collier, past Goodrich)
Photo 7 (further downstream on Collier, crossing Goodrich-Collier cutoff)



Event 3 - 15 Jun 2015 event (after rainfall; contractor has failed to maintain erosion controls)

Photo 1 Photo 2
 
 
Photo 3 Photo 4
 
 
Photo 5 Photo 6




Event 5 - 17 Jun 2015 event (after rainfall; silt fence installed but not across entire lot)

Video - 13 seconds


Photo 1 (pooled water running around silt fence) Photo 2 (pooled water running around silt fence)
 
 
Photo 3 Photo 4 (sediment deposited as flow receded)
 
 
Photo 5 (sediment deposited as flow receded) Photo 6 (sediment deposited as flow receded)




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