Streambank and Shoreline Protection
Cory L. Horton, P.E.
course provides guidance for the application and design of streambank and shoreline
protection. After completing the course the student will have a greater understanding
of when, where, and how to implement streambank and shoreline protection. The
course content is based on the Natural Resources Conservation Service Engineering
Field Handbook Chapter 16 Streambank and Shoreline Protection (143 pages). This
publication introduces the methods, describes the design methodology, teaches
about construction methods, and provides information to select and implement
streambank and shoreline protection.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is intended for practicing engineers, and others, who seek to gain knowledge to implement streambank and shoreline protection methods.
The purpose of this course is to provide guidance on the design and construction of streambank and shoreline protection. You will be directed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service website to study Streambank and Shoreline Protection (1996 edition, 8.7MB 143 pages, PDF file format).
You need to open or download above documents to study this course.
The following contains
the outline of Streambank and Shoreline Protection:
(a) Purpose and scope
(b) Categories of protection
(c) Selecting streambank and shoreline protection measures
650.1601 Streambank protection 16-3
(b) Planning and selecting stream-bank protection measures
(c) Design considerations for streambank protection
(d) Protective measures for streambanks
650.1602 Shoreline protection
(b) Design considerations for shoreline protection
(c) Protective measures for shorelines
Appendix A Size Determination for Rock Riprap
Appendix B Plants for Soil Bioengineering Systems
shorelines are continuously changing. All too often structures are located where
natural changes in stream and lakeshore morphology cause a conflict with human
needs. Streambank and shoreline erosion is a natural process that is also often
accelerated by human interactions. The methods in this course present a means
to reverse some of the impacts of erosion and to balance the needs of humans
with the needs of nature.
technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites
or web pages:
USACOE Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory-The Stream Investigation and Streambank Stabilization Handbook
USDA Forest Service A Soil Bioengineering guide for Streambank and Shoreline Stabilization
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Integrated Streambank Protection Guidelines
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.