1.10 Buffers for Sediment


Sediment is the pollutant most effectively removed from runoff by buffers. Coarse-textured sediments will settle out first while finer particles will require wider buffers to be removed. Buffers for sediment trapping should only be used as a final defense. Soils first need to be kept in place as much as possible with sediment and erosion control best management practices. See 1.25 for managing sediment build-up.

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