Bank stabilization is used to enhance a severely or moderately eroding stream bank that is lacking riparian zone vegetation. The KWRC uses three bank stabilization techniques to reduce erosion and prevent sediment and nutrients from being introduced to a watercourse.
The KWRC has stabilized over 2500m of eroding stream bank in the Kennebecasis Watershed greatly reducing the amount of sediment flowing into the rivers.
- Reduces sediment being introduced to watercourse
- Enhances fish habitat
- Maintains the riparian habitat
- Preserves topsoil
- Reduces green house gas emissions by reducing CO2 output from bared soils