river bank stabilization Articles

  • Snoqualmie falls riverbank stabilization case study

    Puget Sound Energy - Snoqualmie Falls Redevelopment Project In 2009, PugetSound Energy began a comprehensive upgrade of the hydroelectric infrastructure at Snoqualmie Falls - a power generation facility built in 1890. Loose soils and heavy rainfall contributed to a landslide along the Snoqualmie River bank in the Fall of 2010, and GeoEngineers was commissioned to provide a long-term design ...

  • 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 ...

  • Identification of River Sections for Domestic Water Supply along the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, China

    This paper presents major findings from a recent study aiming to systematically determine suitable river sections for local domestic water supply along the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, China. On the basis of analysis on the current riverbank utilization and bank stability, accessible and stable river sections in the region were selected. The water quality in these river sections was then ...


    By Springer

  • Using the Bayesian Network Relative Risk Model risk assessment process to evaluate management alternatives for the South River and upper Shenandoah River, Virginia

    We have conducted a series of regional scale risk assessments using the Bayesian Network Relative Risk Model (BN‐RRM) to evaluate the efficacy of two remediation options in the reduction of risks to the South River and upper Shenandoah River study area. The two remediation options considered by South River managers were (1) the implementation of best management practices for agriculture ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • InfoWorks RS aids priority river flood modeling in New Zealand

    Project Background Innovyze’s InfoWorks RS has been the key software in helping to formulate flood risk reduction strategies throughout the Northland Region of New Zealand, an area of approximately 14,000 km2 on the northern tip of New Zealand’s North Island. The Northland Region has a predominately tropical climate. In recent years a number of tropical storms have ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Fairchild Avenue bridge project cae study

    In March 2012, significant storm-related flows through the Cuyahoga River threatened the construction of the new Fairchild Avenue Bridge Project in Kent, OH. ODOT engineers needed a quick solution to stabilize the eroding bank, while minimizing the need for costly and unsightly large diameter riprap. By incorporating ARMORMAX® into the design solution, ODOT was able to save significant funds ...

  • 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

  • Remedial strategy at superfund site calls for organophylic clay sediment cap case study

    Project: Port of Portland Nearshore Cap Location: Portland. OR Products: Bulk Organoclay Background: U.S. EPA and the Port of Portland signed a legal agreement to assess and clean up contaminated river sediment at the Port's marine Terminal 4. This agreement authorizes the first early action cleanup project in the Portland ...


    By CETCO

  • Modelling the failure modes in geobag revetments

    In recent years, sand filled geotextile bags (geobags) have been used as a means of long-term riverbank revetment stabilization. However, despite their deployment in a significant number of locations, the failure modes of such structures are not well understood. Three interactions influence the geobag performance, i.e. geobag–geobag, geobag–water flow and geobag–water flow–river bank. The aim of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Disaster management plan agriculture

    The municipality Amt Neuhaus spreads out on the right bank of river Elbe. The region is characterized by agriculture, especially grassland farming in conjunction with animal husbandry. The area is low-lying and has a potential flood risk. The floods in 2002, 2006 and 2011 endangered the stability of dykes and therefore the security of people, livestock and material assets. In 2002 the situation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Secutex sandcontainers save Bridge Cãteasca case study

    As a result of the extreme rainfalls that occurred in Romania during the year 2005, many rivers had a significantly increase in water flow. One immediate consequence was that almost all the important rivers caused heavy floods with severe damage to civil structures and infrastructure. Another consequence with long term effects was that the increased water flows created high flows and erosion of ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Monitoring performance of a novel approach to channel design for environmentally- sensitive stormwater management: Lower Silver Creek, California

    Compound channel designs are increasingly being applied in urban watersheds to achieve both stormwater conveyance and ecosystem protection and restoration goals. A compound channel project was constructed on Lower Silver Creek in 2003, and a detailed monitoring program has been implemented to assess project performance and to improve future similar channel designs. Initial monitoring results ...

  • Kressview springs condominium, Cambridge, Ont., Canada

    Unstable soils, steep embankments, limited right-of-way and site access and other adverse site conditions can make design and construction decisions difficult and the outcome costly. The developer of the Kressview Springs condominium project in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada was faced with a series of these unique construction challenges during construction in the Winter of 1989. Situated on the ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Partnering in watershed management and community engagement case study

    Challenge: A Fortune 100 company requested our ecological expertise and support for its watershed management program and its pledge to replenish water used in production of its products back to nature and communities in the U.S. and Canada. Antea Group's assistance includes source water protection, community watershed partnerships, and technical support for other water resource initiatives ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • Tunneling Under Austin, Protecting the Environment, and Preserving the Peace

    ABSTRACTFor over a decade, an existing 42-inch wastewater interceptor has plagued the Austin Water Utility (Utility) with higher than usual maintenance demands. Located in the Walnut Creek flow line, this interceptor is partially exposed with manholes rising several feet above the creek bed due to years of erosion. The interceptor suffers from external erosion and is victim to debris floating ...

  • InfoWorks RS and FloodWorks: the evolving story

    InfoWorks RS was launched in 2002 as the successor to the highly-successful ISIS river modeling software. Sales Manager, Tyrone Parkinson, explains: “Customers were building bigger and bigger models, increasing both the area of coverage and also the level of detail, and this presented new challenges in terms of efficient data management. New data sources were becoming more readily available, most ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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

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