Accession Number : ADA326294

Title :   Bioengineering for Streambank Erosion Control. Report 1 - Guidelines.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Allen, Hollis H. ; Leech, James R.

PDF Url : ADA326294

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is often restricted from using hard structures, such as riprap or concrete-lined channels, for streambank erosion control because of environmental reasons or high cost. Bioengineering is the combination of biological, mechanical, and ecological concepts to control erosion and stabilize soil through the use of vegetation or a combination of it and construction materials. This study provides guidelines for using bioengineering treatments in a prudent manner.

Descriptors :   *EROSION, *STREAMS, *BIOENGINEERING, CONTROL, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, BANKS(WATERWAYS), VEGETATION, ECOLOGY, RIPRAP.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE