In the video “Shoreline Restoration and Erosion Control In SC’s Lowcountry,” erosion control protects land from erosion and sediment transport. Soil erosion is a natural process when water flows over the earth’s surface and carries away soluble soil particles. Erosion is significant in dune systems, coastal regions, and flat and rolling hills.
For erosion to occur, there needs to be a certain amount of water present with present flow rates that erode rock- or soil-based materials from their natural position in the landscape. There are several environmental consequences associated with erosion.
One is a shift in aquatic habitats that occur when rivers change their course. As a result, this causes the disappearance of some species while attracting others. Changes may also happen to natural vegetation from increased turbidity and sediment distribution that can destroy plants and animal habitats.
Finally, you may lose topsoil from agricultural lands and grasslands. Erosion can ruin land used for farming. Erosion control is vital to society to protect valuable natural resources like water, soil, and vegetation. It also prevents the increased risk of flooding and other consequences due to erosion. Erosion control services may entail natural or artificial measures. For example, an erosion control service may include proper vegetation management and soil cultivation to reduce runoff.