According to the USDA, "streambank erosion may be classed as geologic, climatic, vegetative and hydraulic. These causes may act independently but normally work in an interrelated manner. Direct human activities, such as channel confinement or realignment and damage to or removal of vegetation, are major factors in streambank erosion."
This erosion occurs naturally due to
- flowing water exceeding resisting forces of materials and vegetation
- land-use changes
- natural disturbances causing the frequency and magnitude of water forces to increase
- loss of streamside vegetation
- channel realignment
Streambed stabilization is often necessary prior to the placement of streambank protection measures.
Stabilizing a bank can be accomplished in several ways.
- Using native plant species to anchor soil in place
- Reinforcing the bank using retaining walls and riprap
- Using flow control systems
Bank Stabilization Services
Schemmer can help you with your stream, creek, and riverbank stabilization projects. We provide:
- Geotechnical engineering
- Materials testing
- Grade control structures analysis and design
- Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses
- Construction administration and inspection
We have worked on these types of projects with clients such as:
- City of Lincoln
- Lower Platte South Natural Resource District
- Nemaha Natural Resource District
- Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District
- Numerous private clients
Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.
Schemmer is a full-service architecture, engineering, and construction field services, consultant. Providing responsible solutions for complex design and construction-related challenges.
Founded in 1959, we are grounded in our past but remain fully committed to the future. Located in three States and six offices throughout the Midwest, Schemmer is providing services to clients from coast-to-coast and border-to-border across the United States.
Schemmer's services include:
- Field Services