the Essence of ESenSS!"
Design Manual for Environmentally-Friendly
Streambank Erosion Control Wins International Award
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EsenSS on CD
Welcome to the newest Manual on
CD from the producers of Erosion Draw and Bio Draw!
ESenSS is a tool to aid highway
engineers, restoration ecologists, watershed hydrologists, biologists,
and soil conservationists in designing projects that restore stream and
river systems, while protecting property and structures. This CD manual
includes typical design drawings, construction and installation specifications,
and an extensive photo gallery of project examples, all based on extensive
research and experience.
This manual contains 44 different channel and bank protection
techniques in the categories of:
Read more about Greenbank!
ESenSS also includes the technique-selection software, "Greenbank," which
is an innovative program for selecting and ranking appropriate stabilization
and protection techniques based on a whole suite of site-specific conditions.
Each year, more discoveries are
made regarding the impact that human activity and infrastructure
has on the surrounding environment. For many years project designers
have included structures that perform well for stabilizing streambanks
and decreasing pollution of our nationís
waters by reducing erosion. However, many of these structures are missing
key components critical to complete environmental restoration.
In response to increased knowledge and public concern,
regulations and other requirements have been placed on agencies and
organizations to implement environmentally friendly and beneficial practices.
This requires projects to incorporate components into erosion and sediment
control programs that provide improved habitat for the flora and fauna
of our waters, produce aesthetic value for roadsides and waterways,
and advance the sustainability of stable streambanks and riverine systems.
Under many conditions, these "soft" practices are more successful
for erosion control than structural "hard" systems, and provide
the additional benefits of restoring ecological value to streams and
rivers. These soft practices provide engineers with the ability to
restore ecological health and stability within the infrastructures
so critical and important to human society.
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