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(A) Excessive quantities of soil may erode from areas undergoing development for certain non-agricultural uses including, but not limited to, the construction of dwelling units, commercial buildings and industrial plants, the building of roads and highways, the modification of stream channels and drainageways and the creation of recreational facilities.
(B) The washing, blowing and falling of eroded soil across and upon roadways endangers the health and safety of users thereof, by decreasing vision and reducing traction of road vehicles.
(C) Soil erosion necessitates the costly repairing of gulleys, washed-out fills and embankments.
(D) Sediment from soil erosion tends to clog sewers and ditches and to pollute and silt rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and reservoirs.
(E) Sediment limits the use of water and waterways for most beneficial purposes, promotes the growth of undesirable aquatic weeds, destroys fish and other desirable aquatic life and is costly and difficult to remove.
(F) Sediment reduces the channel capacity of waterways and the storage capacity of floodplains and natural depressions, resulting in increased chances of flooding at risk to public health and safety.
(Ord. 3319, passed 2-22-2005)