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"Green" Streambank Stabilization, June 7, 2009

 Item — Object: 21

Scope and Contents

Rick Besancon, P.E., an engineer with Burns & McDonnell discussed streambank stabilization. He gave a paper recently at the ASCE Environment & Water Resources conference on "green" bank stabilization. Stabilization is needed to protect property (including roads and bridges), prevents erosion and high sediment content in streams. The method he shared uses downed trees to stabilize the bank and allow resedimentation and stabilization. The photos below are before/in construction and after two years. 


  • June 7, 2009


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.


1 Digital Files : MP3 audio file

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository