Soil Bioengineering - Major Gully Washout Repair, Silverhill Airfield, Baldwin County, Alabama
Final rept. Oct 1985-Jul 1988
SOIL BIOENGINEERING CORP MARIETTA GA
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This report summarizes research conducted at Navy sites affected by gully erosion. Soil bioengineering or biotechnical techniques were used to repair and stabilize a large gully located at Silverhill OLF, Alabama. Biotechnical methods included brush layering, branch packing, live stakes, and live cribwalls. A portion of the project site used more conventional methods of slope stabilization for a side-by-side comparisons of their effectiveness. Despite drought conditions subsequent to installation, survival rate was high enough to initially stabilize the site. Subsequent monitoring of the site is recommended to determine long-term effectiveness. This investigation indicates promising use of biotechnical methods for slope stabilization and gully repair under various conditions.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering