Geocell Shoreline Stabilization
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.
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…
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.
Shoreline Stabilization – Soft Armor
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…
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…
Raingardens are an effective way for homeowners to treat and infiltrate stormwater or surface water runoff during rain events. Designing ...