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Streambank stabilization by using a bioengineering technique along stream bend segment b2, bound brook, nj
Author : JUAN CARLOS ESCAJADILLO, MSc., P.E.
ABSTRACT
Riverbank erosion, stream migration and flooding have been a longstanding problem in the Raritan River Basin in New
Jersey. Many of these problems were and are solved within the scope of specific studies considering conventional
engineering alternatives. Unfortunately, while many of these conventional engineering techniques solve the immediate
problem, they are not always the safest or most environmentally conscious choice for the long-term. Recently, much
more attention is being paid to environmental aspects of the projects and applied bioengineering mitigation measures
with an emphasis on eliminating the need of hard armoring or reducing the quantity of rip-rap to be utilized at
riverbanks and streams. It is acknowledged that pure bioengineering may not be appropriate in all waters, because it
may not result in effective bank stabilization; however an evaluation of several bioengineering stabilization methods
were evaluated to identify an acceptable alternative for streambank protection that is economically feasible,
environmentally acceptable, ecologically sensitive and best counteract the physical phenomenon of bank erosion
defending the streambank and protecting a project floodwall, utility lines and private properties located along stream
bend segment B-2, Bound Brook, NJ.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 28/08/2015
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