Riprap and Erosion Control Today
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This paper provides an overview of riprap, which is the most common method of providing erosion control and bank protection on streams and river banks today. A summary of the research is provided in the conclusion. A table and relevant graphics illustrating riprap in action are also provided.
From the Paper:"Watershed management and erosion control have assumed new levels of importance in the 21st century. The presence of water in soils essential to the growth of forests, and improved water yield and quality are becoming increasingly important management objectives on many forested lands today. The fundamental principle of watershed management where erosion threatens is the maintenance of continual cover. This same principle applies to stream and river bank protection, where bridge foundations must be fortified from scouring and the ravages of floodwaters. This paper provides an overview rip rap, which is the most common method of providing erosion control and bank protection on streams and river banks today. A summary of the research is provided in the conclusion."
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