Educational Resources

Erosion Control Practices

If you are new to the world of erosion and sediment control, please watch these videos about Sediment and Erosion Control practices produced by the Minnesota Erosion Control Association. Please note that some of the specifications have changed (for instance silt fences need metal posts), so use SUDAS to learn how to properly install and maintain any control you use. The following links take you to information about specific practices:

Design Guidelines: every SWPPP submitted to the city shall comply with Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS) standard design criteria. You can access SUDAS here:

Click on the links below to view the Contractor Connections newsletter: