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Lessons Learned in Lakeshore and Streambank Erosion Control

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

Citation:  Paper number  022120,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.9327) @2002
Authors:   Sonia Maassel Jacobsen, Scott Alan Smith
Keywords:   Lakeshore, streambank protection, erosion control, stream barbs, riprap, gabions, soil bioengineering

Erosion on Minnesotas lakes and streams has been addressed in a variety of ways. Two successful methods for rock protection on lakeshore erosion control are described. Stream barbs were used to protect a golf course. An island that is habitat for a threatened and endangered species is restored using winter construction on ice. Vegetated geogrids were used to stabilize a lakeshore and have withstood a winter of severe ice action. Rock vortex weirs are being tried in streams. A recreational area was protected with rock and soil bioengineering techniques. And sometimes saying no to a project is the best thing.

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