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Title:Streambank Erosion: Don't Let It Destroy Your Property!
Author(s):Illinois State Water Survey
Subject(s):streambank erosion
drainage ditches
water damage
streambank stabilization
Abstract:Streambank erosion is a natural process that occurs in all streams as water wears away the soil and rock that form their banks. As the banks are worn away, the streams naturally and slowly change their courses and meander. This process accelerates at an alarming rate as drainage ditches, straightened streams, and storm sewers all route water more efficiently into local streams. This increases their flows, speed, and velocity, particularly after heavy storms. Moreover, as more and more impervious, paved surfaces are constructed, such as shopping malls, parking lots, and roads, rainwater can no longer percolate into the ground naturally. Instead, rainfall becomes surface water runoff, which also eventually reaches local streams and enlarges their flows.
Issue Date:1993
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/55201
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved. This document is a product of the Illinois State Water Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois State Water Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended for research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-10-01


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