Success & Failure Photos

These are a few images taken by Jim Dexter, the NE Minnesota Stormwater Lead Engineer at the MPCA-Duluth from his 2005 presentation (with Todd Campbell, MNDOT-Duluth): Controlling Erosion and Sediment at Construction Sites in the Northland (5.7 MB pdf).

 [MPCA Observations]

  • The root cause of nearly all ESC (erosion & sediment control) problem sites is a poor (or non-existent) erosion control effort.
  • A great SWPPP (Stormwater Program Protection Plan) is worthless if not followed in the field
  • Communication breakdowns often occur during the construction phase.
  • Owner/Consultant should identify exactly what ESC work is required
  • Make all ESC work pay items