Wherever bare soil is exposed to erosion, Rice Straw Wattles can be an important part of a comprehensive best management practice system for soil stabilization, sediment retention and vegetation establishment.
When used for temporary sediment retention, wattles, which are also called fiber rolls, can reduce off-site sedimentation by:
Providing storm drain inlet protection
Directing runoff water to retention and detention devices
Reducing water velocities in areas of concentrated flow such as waterways and swales, when installed as check structures