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NRCS STREAMBARBS, PAST AND PRESENT

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Paper number  701P0904,  . (doi: 10.13031/2013.17412)
Authors:   Leland M. Saele
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In the early 1990s, NRCS field staff in eastern Oregon began using low rock sills in stream restoration work. It was claimed these structures could redirect flow away from eroding banks and required much less rock than traditional rock riprapped banks. The structures were referred to as streambarbs. These structures offered an alternative to rock riprap (which had lost favor with state fisheries personnel), and NRCS field staff were enthusiastic because they seemed to work well with other biotechnical bank treatments.

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