Accession Number : ADA116309

Title :   Shore Erosion Control with Salt Marsh Vegetation.

Descriptive Note : Coastal engineering technical aid,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Knutson,Paul L ; Inskeep,Margaret R

PDF Url : ADA116309

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Salt marsh plants are effective in stabilizing eroding shorelines in many sheltered coastal areas. Exceptional results have been achieved in a variety of intertidal environments at a fraction of the cost required for comparable structural protection. Techniques are available for the efficient propagation of several marsh plants for use in shore stabilization. This report provides a method for determining site suitability, establishes guidelines for planting marshes to control erosion, and compares the costs of vegetation to structural methods of erosion control. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aquatic plants, Grasses, Coastal regions, Shores, Swamps, Soil erosion, Prevention, Planting, Fertilizers, Maintenance

Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE