Shoreline Stabilization in Problem Areas

Purpose

This project will address sedimentation from large sections of unstable and eroding riverbanks that are adversely impacting aquatic communities (fish and benthos) and associated wildlife populations in the Sheboygan River AOC. Eroding soil is a significant source of degradation to rivers. The eroded soil impacts water quality, transports excess nutrients into the river and smothers benthic organisms. In the Sheboygan River AOC, several areas have considerable erosion issues. The F&W TAC identified five problem areas with significant erosion issues during a reconnaissance survey in September of 2010.

Objective

• Reduce or eliminate bank and soil erosion in problem areas throughout the AOC. • Stabilize these riparian areas in a manner that creates suitable habitat.

Outcome

• Stabilizing of approximately 1000 feet (over 10,000 square feet) of river bank at several sites throughout the AOC. • Preventing approximately 307 tons per year of sediment from eroding into the Sheboygan River.

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Habitat
GLRI-00E00876-sub6
2011
Active
 
Reports and Documents
Quarterly Report
Quarterly Report
SWIMS project summary for GLRI-00E00876-sub6 Shoreline Stabilization in Problem Areas of Sheboygan River AOC (Q1-2 report).
 
Activities & Recommendations
Habitat Restoration - Instream
This project will address sedimentation from large sections of unstable and eroding riverbanks that are adversely impacting aquatic communities (fish and benthos) and associated wildlife populations in the Sheboygan River AOC.
 
Waters