GABIONS GUARD RIVER BANKS AGAINST 50,000 CFS FLOW

A modified revetment of monolilthic gabion construction proved an effective solution to bank erosion at a river in northern California which was frequently washed out by floods. The $1 million federally funded emergency repair program minimized erosion to an economically important forest lumber load. Details are given of the 11-gauge galvanized steel wire mesh baskets and the method of construction. Design elements are described in which the bottom gabion baskets were keyed into rock or suitable foundation to minimize scouring below the bottom basket. Problems encountered are discussed and recommendations are made. An outline is given of the work schedule.

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  • Accession Number: 00260234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM