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Shore erosion control with salt marsh vegetation

Paul L Knutson

Shore erosion control with salt marsh vegetation

by Paul L Knutson

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Published by U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Coastal Engineering Research Center, National Technical Information Service, Operations Division [distributor in Fort Belvoir, Va, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Salt marshes -- United States,
  • Shore protection -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Paul L. Knutson and Margaret R. Inskeep
    SeriesCoastal engineering technical aid -- no. 82-3
    ContributionsInskeep, Margaret R, Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p. :
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14857349M

    Salt marshes are found between the high tide and the near‐shore sublittoral zones along the coasts and up estuaries of continents, primarily in the temperate zone. They flourish in regions where much silt is carried to the coastal regions by rivers or where geological processes favor erosion and suspension of Cited by: ther erosion. Natural vegetation provides erosion control in sev-eral ways. Plants form a network of roots that hold soil particles together and stabilize the bank. Exposed stalks, stems, branches, foliage and fallen trees dampen waves, reduce local flow veloci-ties, and dissipate energy against the plant rather than eroding the soil.

    By reinforcing our shorelines with natural buffers like salt marsh and oyster reefs, we are able to reduce sound-side erosion while preserving the natural beauty and productivity of our estuaries. In we commit to making living shorelines the go-to approach for managing sound-side erosion.   Here, we show that the traditional paradigm needs to be revised. Salt marsh plants do not directly prevent all types of wave-induced erosion, in particular, erosion of the wetland edge. To investigate erosion, we simulated a continuous, linear cliff-like marsh edge by placing several extracted marsh samples, side by side, into a wave by:

      This study challenges the paradigm that salt marsh plants prevent lateral wave-induced erosion along wetland edges by binding soil with live roots and clarifies the role of vegetation in protecting the coast. In both laboratory flume studies and controlled field experiments, we show that common salt marsh plants do not significantly mitigate the total amount of erosion along a wetland Cited by: GroSoxx Gabion is a structural vegetated armoring technology used to stabilize and prevent erosion of waterway and shoreline banks. GroSoxx Gabions combine the benefits of soft and hard armor technologies to provide maximum structural protection, erosion control, vegetation growth, and vegetation reinforcement in one system.


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Shore erosion control with salt marsh vegetation Item Preview remove-circle Salt marsh plants, Salt marshes, Shore protection Publisher Fort Belvoir, Va.: U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Coastal Engineering Research Center ; Springfield, Va.: available from National Technical Information Service This book is available with additional Pages: Get this from a library.

Shore erosion control with salt marsh vegetation. [Paul L Knutson; Margaret R Inskeep; Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)]. Shore erosion control with salt marsh vegetation / Related Titles. Series: Coastal engineering technical aid ; no.

Knutson, Paul L. Inskeep, Margaret R. Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.) Type. Book Material. Published material. Salt marsh plants are effective in stabilizing eroding shorelines in many sheltered coastal areas.

Exceptional results have been achieved in a variety of intertidal environments at a fraction of the cost required for comparable structural protection. Techniques are available for the efficient propagation of several marsh plants for use in shore by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Knutson, Paul L.

Shore stabilization with salt marsh vegetation. Fort Belvoir, Va.: U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers. SHORE EROSION CONTROL WITH SALT MARSH VEGETATION by Paul L. Knutson and Margaret R. Inskeep I. INTRODUCTION Erosion in salt and brackish water areas of the contiguous United States can be controlled either structurally or with recently developed nonstructural techniques using native marsh plants.

Shore erosion control with salt marsh vegetation / by Paul L. Knutson and Margaret R. by: 1. Shore erosion control with salt marsh vegetation / By Paul L. Knutson, Margaret R. Inskeep and Coastal Engineering Research Center Salt marsh plants., Shore protection, Salt marshes. Erosion results in the loss of approximately acres of land each year at a mean rate of feet per year throughout Maryland.

Sediment from erosion builds essential marsh habitats, but causes turbidity and nutrient loading that adversely affect living Size: 1MB. van Eerdt M.M. () The influence of vegetation on erosion and accretion in salt marshes of the Oosterschelde, The Netherlands. In: Beeftink W.G., Rozema J., Huiskes A.H.L.

(eds) Ecology of coastal by: vegetation determine the amount of material eroded and deposited along the shoreline. There are natural defenses for shoreline protection. Gently sloping shorelines, beaches and marshes are a good defense against erosion. A beach prevents average high water from reaching upper areas of the shore.

Marsh plants decrease the rate of erosion. Effects of shoreline erosion on salt-marsh floral zonation. and erosion control value of oyster clutch for intertidal. submerged aquatic vegetation, salt marsh flora and associated organisms.

Therefore, our analyses clearly indicate that the presence of vegetation is a key factor governing marsh retreat rates, and support early claims that salt marsh vegetation (1) effectively acts to reduce wave-induced lateral erosion, and (2) can possibly be used to improve the effectiveness of conservation and restoration projects by designing.

tion is an alternative erosion-control method that is relatively inexpensive and effective on some shorelines (Figs. 2 and 3). Establishing vegetation is much cheaper than structural methods of erosion control, and the new marsh provides habitat.

food and nutrients for organisms in the surrounding estuarine waters. Figure 1. Transplanted salt marsh grasses are an alternativeFile Size: 2MB. We investigated how lateral erosion control, measured by novel photogrammetry techniques, is modified by the presence of Spartina spp.

vegetation, sediment grain size, and the nutrient status of. focusing their search on the shore-stabilising and wave and flood-reducing effects of marshes. By collating and collectively analysing the results of these studies, the authors found that marshes were consistently and significantly effective in reducing waves and erosion, and in stabilising and growing shorelines.

This study is free toFile Size: KB. SHORE EROSION CONTROL WITH SALT HARSH VEGETATION Paul L. Knutson and Margaret R. Inskeep I. INTRODUCTION Erosion in salt and brackish water areas of the contiguous United States can be controlled either structurally or with recently developed nonstructural techniques using native marsh plants.

Vegetation, where feasible, is usuallyCited by:   Research on erosion control with vegetation by the Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC) demonstrated that salt marsh plantings help dissipate wave energy causing deposition of sediments.

These processes can convert eroding environments into depositional environments producing shore advancement. To evaluate the impact of shoreline plantings in oligohaline coastal Cited by: 8. employed for designing a specific shore erosion control project. The appendix includes a glossary of terms commonly used in describing shore erosion problems and associated control measures.

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Water Management Administration presents this guidebook as a public service. The methods of shoreFile Size: 2MB. Gabion and clay terraces were installed on sea walls to replace salt marsh lost to erosion. • Within two years, seven of the 12 terraces had been colonised by salt marsh plants.

• Key factors for colonisation of terraces by salt marsh plants included elevation and exposure. • The terraces were largely unaffected by the December storm Cited by: 3.

Marsh creation refers to building marsh where it didn’t exist previously, which can require bank grading of non-vegetated intertidal areas. 5 All techniques that increase marsh habitat contribute to coastal storm protection by reducing waves and stabilizing sediments. 16 The dense marsh vegetation and shallow water act to slow and reduce.

Salt marshes are found on the upper part of the mud, which the sea reaches only when the tide is high. It is covered in plants that can cope with salt and with being regularly underwater. Salt marshes start life as mudflats.

In areas of sheltered water, like a harbour, the sediment held in the.July Effects of Shoreline Dynamics on Saltmarsh Vegetation Shailesh Sharma 0 1 2 Joshua Goff 0 1 Ryan M.

Moody 0 1 Ashley McDonald 0 1 2 Dorothy Byron 0 1 Kenneth L. Heck 1 Sean P. Powers 0 1 2 Carl Ferraro 1 Just Cebrian 0 1 2 0 Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States of America, 3 State Lands Division Coastal Section, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Cited by: 3.