NES Erosion Control Projects

30-mile electrical transmission rebuild project (southwest WI)
NES installed multiple miles of silt fence, sediment stop, erosion mat, slope breakers, ditch checks and polyacrylamide. The project is located in very steep terrain with a busy highway at the bottom. REL crews installed a “rock fence” along the edge of grading areas to prevent any rocks that became loose during access road grading from entering the roadway. Sediment stop and/or silt fence was installed at the base of the “rock fence.” Restoration consisted of native seeding covered with erosion matting until the site became stabilized.
25-mile electrical transmission rebuild project (southwest WI)
NES installed a “rock fence” for the main grading areas to protect a nearby highway from sliding rocks. Silt fence and/or sediment stop was installed at the base of the “rock fence” as well as other locations. Straw bale ditch checks were utilized in swales and roadway ditches. Restoration consisted of native seeding with erosion matting to stabilize the soil until vegetation reached 70%. REL installed cattle fencing to protect restored areas within pastures. Natural erosion matting was used within pastures to protect the cattle in case it was ingested.

15-mile electrical transmission rebuild project (southern WI)
NES installed 1.5 miles of silt fence with a skid steer mounted silt fence plow to protect a waterway running parallel to the project area. Geotextile fabric and riprap were installed along the bank of the waterway where new electrical transmission poles were installed to prevent future erosion. Straw bale ditch checks, sediment stop and rock bag ditch checks along with inlet protectors for nearby storm drains were also utilized on this project.
12-mile electrical transmission rebuild project (southern WI)
NES installed straw bale perimeter controls and ditch checks, erosion eels, sediment stop, silt fence and erosion matting throughout this project. Slope breakers where installed using sediment stop on steep hillsides. Restoration included planting a cover crop in disturbed agricultural fields, wetland seed mix in disturbed wetland areas and a common pasture mix for former forested areas and grassland. Straw mulch was spread over non-agricultural upland restoration areas.
15-mile electrical transmission rebuild project (southern WI)
NES used combinations of silt fence, erosion eels, sediment stop, slope breakers, straw bales, rock bags and erosion matting to help ensure our client stayed in compliance with DNR permits. Restoration throughout the project area included agricultural fields, formerly forested and also residential areas.
5-mile electrical transmission rebuild project (southern WI)
NES used fieldstone, erosion eels, rock bags, straw bales and several types of erosion matting to lessen erosion across the transmission line right-of-way. Several drainage swales flow through the right-of-way; during extreme storm events these drainage swales repeatedly eroded large sections of the right-of-way. A large rock dam was constructed using fieldstone and erosion mats. This dam was surrounded by erosion eels and more erosion mats. Other drainage swales were matted and reinforced with erosion eels, and the entire area was seeded with a native grass mix.