river bank erosion control Articles

  • Erosion control products: cost effective alternatives for revegetation

    Erosion is any horticulturist’s worst nightmare. From the process of replanting and restoration, to the loss of the most fertile soil, i.e. the topsoil, erosion can have damaging effects on any cultivation. Although erosion is mainly associated with water erosion, wind erosion and tillage are another two forms of erosion. So what are the signs that can help identify erosion early ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Using Coir Geotextiles for soil erosion control

    One of the most effective and yet natural soil erosion prevention techniques is the use of Coir Geotextiles fabrics ( Woven Geotextiles). Used extensively to prevent environmental degradation Geotextiles have no synthetic material but is instead made out of an organic fiber, coir, which is extracted from the husk of a coconut. It is strong, durable, water proof and is one of the few natural ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Methods of Design and Financing River Restoration Projects Constructed to Address Erosion and Sediment TMDL Problems Resulting from Development in Watersheds

    This paper presents the results of research and experience with design and implementation of creek or river rehabilitation in urban watersheds. The paper discusses a five-step method for designing instream projects for reaches of creek subject to erosion. It recommends a post project audit of design and construction practices to qualify a project as a stream rehabilitation project.The general ...

  • CoirGreen™ Geotextiles - An Effective Soil Erosion Prevention Method

    “The different coir types and their characteristics have made coir the most versatile natural fiber ...


    By CoirGreen

  • 1998 IFAI award lake Isabella/Little Miami River, Hamilton County, Ohio

    Presto Products Co., Appleton, wis., received an Outstanding Achievement Award in the geosynthetics category of IFAI’s International Achievement Awards for the Little Miami River/Lake Isabella shoreline-stabilization project in Ohio. The project was a collaborative effort between Presto Products Co., designers at Bozeman, Mont.-based Inter-Fluve Inc., Sunesis Construction Co. of Camp Dennison, ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Molly Ann`s Brook- Geocell Wall and channel protection for the us army corps flood control project, Haledon, New Jersey - IECA `2000 Paper

    In the summer of 1999, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, designed and constructed a flood protection project for Molly Ann’s Brook, located mainly in Paterson and Haledon, N.J. The brook is a tributary to the Passaic River, which flows through an urban area in New York Harbor. Communities along the 2.5-mile stretch of the brook have been subject to repetitive flooding as a ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Molly Ann`s Brook- geocell wall and channel protection for the US army corps flood control project, Haledon, New Jersey - IECA `2000 Paper

    In the summer of 1999, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, designed and constructed a flood protection project for Molly Ann’s Brook, located mainly in Paterson and Haledon, N.J. The brook is a tributary to the Passaic River, which flows through an urban area in New York Harbor. Communities along the 2.5-mile stretch of the brook have been subject to repetitive flooding as a ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Dinosaur provincial park, Brooks, Alberta, Canada

    Dinosaur Provincial Park, in southern Alberta, Canada, is one of the most fossil-rich areas in the world. Recognized as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, the park attracts hundreds of researchers and many tourists each year to visit, study and excavate. Last summer, the park also attracted some engineers bent on solving an erosion problem. Decades of erosion had carved out a 3-m ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Retaining wall for riverbank protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama)

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as ...


  • Retaining wall for Riverbank Protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama) case study

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as the ...

  • Areas Where Revetment Mats Can Provide Structure and Ground Stability

    First things first—what does the term revetment mean in relation to erosion control? Well, revetments are like sloping walls placed just right to block or drain invading water before it can destroy a surrounding ground, like riverbanks, beaches, cliffs and man-made waterways. Containing articulated concrete, a revetment mat installation—consisting of one or more pieces—is the ...

  • Performance evaluation of horizontal sharp crested weirs in a channel bend

    In some cases, construction of weirs and diversion structures in river bends is inevitable. There are a number of such hydraulic structures which were installed around the river bend without considering the undesirable effects of these structures on the river morphology which resulted in serious problems like that of erosion, sedimentation and non–symmetrical distribution of flow where water ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coir Pallets - An environmentally friendly product from an environmentally friendly company

    It was the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in the USA. The storm had caused chaos to the environment and the ecology was disrupted. Lake George in the state of New York was hit hard. Its banks were destroyed and water was starting to creep out. However, a group of courageous young people got together and started rebuilding the banks; However, a group of courageous young people got together and ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Dam renovation in Rumania - case study

    The Teleorman Flood Risk Management project was wrapped up on 28 May 2009, meaning that the renovation of the Botoroaga dam southwest of the Romanian capital of Bucharest is now done and dusted. TenCate Geosynthetics was involved in this undertaking and supplied TenCate Polyfelt Polymat for erosion control. Over the past years Romania – and particularly the Teleorman district – has ...

  • Snowmelt and its role in the hydrologic and nutrient budgets of prairie streams

    Small watersheds in the Canadian Prairies are characterized by seasonally disconnected hydrologic networks whereby stream channels are hydrologically connected during snowmelt but have disconnected reaches throughout the remainder of the year. Snowmelt is the most significant hydrological event in the Canadian Prairies, yet few studies have investigated the role of snowmelt in the nutrient budget ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Living with floods in the Mahanadi Delta, India

    In October 2013, one of the fiercest cyclones to hit the Bay of Bengal for many years made landfall on the low-lying delta coast of the Indian state of Odisha. With winds battering the coastline at more than 200 kilometres per hour, the structural damage from cyclone Phailin was intense. Thousands of straw, timber and bamboo homes were destroyed across the delta of the River Mahanadi, one of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wood, Yard Trimmings Recycler Grows by Heaps and Bounds

    GRIND-ALL has been in existence - in one form or another - since 1992. Originally owned by Paul Robins, and operated under the name East Coast Wood Recycling, the company, based in Mosely, Virginia near Richmond, was solely focused on selling wood products at the wholesale level. Three years later Robins joined forces with Robbie Urbine, whose expertise in retail sales allowed the company to open ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

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