Accession Number:

ADA434939

Title:

Vegetated Reinforced Soil Slope Streambank Erosion Control

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE