Shoreline Erosion

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Geocell Shoreline Stabilization

By WEXCOenviro | February 5, 2013

Issue: Loose shifting sand makes access to this beach difficult, and winter dock removal destabilizes the lake bank. Action: Installing geocell pervious stabilization halts erosion, allows for infiltration to clean runoff before it reaches the lake, and creates secure footing for beach access.

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Shoreline Stabilization

By WEXCOenviro | February 5, 2013

  Issue: The owners wish to revegetate and stabilize the entire 150 feet width of their shoreline, less an access path. This site consists of a relatively flat yard and lawn that is mowed to a sand dune shoreline bank. There are several mature deciduous trees near or on the shoreline bank. The roots are…

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Shoreline Restoration

By WEXCOenviro | February 5, 2013

  Issue: Large amounts of aquatic vegetation washing onto the beach of this large Minnesota lake makes the shore and shallow water uninviting and difficult to maintain.   Action: Planting the beach area with native wet meadow vegetation minimizes maintenance, adds year-round color, and protects the lake from upland runoff.

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Shoreline Stabilization – Soft Armor

By WEXCOenviro | February 5, 2013

  Issue: A dangerous old timber stair needs to be removed from a steeply sloping shoreline. Removal may destabilize the hillside.   Action: Treated ties are removed, and straw logs, erosion fabric, seed and plants are installed. Deep-rooted native shrubs, ferns, sedges, grasses and flowers will restabilize the slope, slow and filter runoff, and capture…

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Shoreline Restoration

By WEXCOenviro | July 15, 2011

Issue:  A lakeshore owner on Big Sandy Lake near McGregor, MN has a steep sandy shoreline with severe erosion problems. A large portion of the sandy shoreline has eroded away, causing the existing vegetation and trees to fall in the lake. Action:  A shoreline stabilization project is designed by the local Soil and Water Conservation…