Accession Number:

ADA051571

Title:

Designing for Bank Erosion Control with Vegetation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Marsh plants are effective in stabilizing eroding banks in 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 bank stabilization. This paper provides design criteria for 1 determining site suitability, 2 selecting plant materials and planting methods and 3 estimating labor requirements on a project by project basis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE