Soil & Erosion 101
What is the difference between mud, soil, dirt, erosion and sediment?
Mud - wet dirt
Soil - particle with organic and inorganic matter
Sand - large particles, good filter
Silt - medium size, mixed types (loam)
Clay - very small grain size, holds water
Dirt - the stuff of the bottom of your shoe
Erosion - soil that has been undercut
Sediment - deposition of eroded soil
What are the rules when it comes to erosion?
Do I need a permit when I disturb the soil?
Projects that disturb over 0.50 acre require a permit thru the town
What should I do if I see sediment?
- Call the Wake Forest Erosion & Stormwater Hotline at 919-435-9443