After the Fire: Available Online Resources for Erosion Control

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After the Fire:

Erosion Control Homeowners Assistance Online Center

FC-Erosion Control

Did you know that rates of erosion and runoff can increase to unsafe levels when trees, shrubs, and other groundcover are not present – especially after a fire? Seasonal rains can cause flooding and saturate soils leading to erosion problems that can cause structural damage to your home and property.

The County of San Diego has published a webpage – Erosion Control Homeowner’s Assistance Online Center – that provides resources on erosion control best management practices that homeowners can implement before the rain arrives to protect their properties or businesses from the damaging effects of flooding, debris flows, and erosion.

Steps to Take:

Additionally, below are some helpful steps you could take.



Erosion & Sediment BMPs Guidance


Prevent & Control Erosion


Additional information about erosion control is provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.


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