Vegetated Reinforced Soil Slope Streambank Erosion Control
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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The vegetated reinforced soil slope VRSS soil bioengineering system is an earthen structure made from living, rootable, live cut, woody plant material branches, bare root, tubling or container plant stock in conjunction with rock, geosynthetics, geogrids, andor geocomposites Figure 1. The VRSS system is useful for the immediate repair or prevention of deeper failures providing a structurally sound system with soil reinforcement, drainage and erosion control typically on steepened slope sites where space is limited. In the VRSS system, the living cut branches and plants are expected to grow performing addition soil reinforcement functions via the roots and surface protection via the top growth.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering