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i need to stop yard erosion along s creek bed

i need to stop yard erosion along s creek bed

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hi everyone new here so please bare with me. i have a customer thats looking to stop erosion along a creekbed. this creek turns into a river with a very hard rain. i was thinking of a keystone wall but might be to expensive for here. the yard slopes down about 5ft or so in to the creek and when it rains a inch or 2 she loses some of her yard. the bank is about 130ft long. what can i do? thanks for any help you can give.

RE: i need to stop yard erosion along s creek bed

You may want to consider gabions or vegetated gabions if fish habitat is an issue.  For low height walls, gabions tend to be cheaper than SBW's

RE: i need to stop yard erosion along s creek bed

One option is to use fabriform concrete matting.It will stop erosion and adjust to the existing bank slopes.
some pics at Marineconcrete.com

Intrusion Prepakt
www.marineconcrete.com

RE: i need to stop yard erosion along s creek bed

What are the desired aesthetics?  If natural vegetation, live willow stakes may be a feasible option.

RE: i need to stop yard erosion along s creek bed

Curious where it is located.  Live stake revetments are popular in wet areas (maybe some dumped riprap below normal waterline).  If you do something "hard" you have to be worried about adjacent properties you will impact.  Depending on the angle little jetties are nice, but again you force current against another property.  I saw a project chase 3 new ones down a river.
The following link has good images (Chapter 8 is nice).  An important point is where is the erosion happening.
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/stream_restoration/

Worst thing is that you may need a Corps permit for a waterway.  I was intially part of a project where the Corps wouldn't let anything in the stream.  The owner ended stacking a well graded riprap mix that was eroded into the stream.  They could let it get washed in, but the Corps (maybe at the request of state EPA) was worried about potential fines in the riprap getting into the river.

RE: i need to stop yard erosion along s creek bed


Question. Is the creek bed erosion causing the loss of land or is it the erosin and steepening of the creek bank slope that is causing the problem. Seems that this happens when rainfall is heavy. Granted that the raging stream would also contribute. One needs to chek the creek bed as well and assess whether ths is degrading or has reached an equilibrioum condition. The remedial measure you choose would be dictated by these observations.As noted by others there are several proprietary products available that can be used if creek flow is cutting in to the banks versus degrading the bottom.

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