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Charles County, Maryland

Sediment and Erosion Control Practices

Sediment and Erosion Control Practices

MDE has given authority to Charles County to implement the State Sediment and Erosion Control Program.  This program is required to be addressed for all new development within the County that either disturbs more than 5,000 square feet or involves moving 100 cubic yards of earth or more.  Development that triggers the above requirement must submit design plans that outline the intended sediment and erosion control practices that will be utilized during construction.

The purpose of the sediment and erosion control program is to minimize the amount of sediment that leaves a construction site.  There are many sediment control practices used for this purpose.  These include:

  • Silt Fence
  • Super Silt Fence
  • Sediment basins
  • Sediment Traps
  • Temporary Swales
  • Earth Dikes
  • Construction Entrances

As part of the sediment control program, the County is required to inspect each site to determine whether the practices are installed properly and in accordance with the approved sediment control design plans. 

For more information click below to find the County’s Grading and Sediment Control Ordinance:

Grading and Sediment Control Ordinance 2006 (posted 8/6/2015)
Grading and Sediment Control Ordinance 2013 (posted 8/6/2015)