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Project: Teton River Streambank Stabilization
Location: Driggs, ID
Client: Intermountain Aquatics
Date: 09/2005

 

 
Challenge:
Eroding banks on the Teton River were identified as a potential threat to an adjacent home and outbuilding. Each bank was characterized by shear, exposed slopes ranging from 4-6 feet high dominated by introduced pasture grasses. The goal was to stabilize 800 linear feet on the upper Teton River using native plants that mimic conditions on natural, stable reference banks.

 

Solution:
Wetland Sod was incorporated into a bio-engineered bank stabilization design that also included willows and erosion control fabric. Three weeks after the final planting, the eroding banks were stable and dominated by native plants. After 2 years, all sites looked and functioned like the natural, stable reference banks. They withstood high flows, fluctuating water levels and wildlife utilization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SITE DEVELOPMENT: AH Digital FX Studios
SITE DESIGN: LINDA GRIMM DESIGN