Main content

Joint summary technical report: Streambank erosion in the Great Lakes Basin

Show full item record

Title: Joint summary technical report: Streambank erosion in the Great Lakes Basin
Author: Knap, Katherine M.; Mildner, William F.
Abstract: The main objectives of the Canadian Streambank Erosion Study were to gain a better understanding of bank recession mechanisms and to characterize and quantify the material eroded on a representative number of sites such that actual contributions of sediment to study basins might be calculated. An intermediate goal of the research was to determine if, from their characteristics, the amounts of sediment produced from streambank erosion could be predicted. Evaluation and analyses of on-site erosion in the study watersheds also afforded a picture of the seasonality of streambank erosion and land management practices associated with problem areas. Lastly, it was projected that data obtained on the study watersheds could be extended to give rough estimates of the contribution by streambank erosion in the Canadian portion of the Basin to sediment and nutrient pollution in the Great Lakes. The objectives of the U.S. study were to evaluate the effect of material eroded from riverbanks on water quality of the Great Lakes, to determine measures for riverbank protection and the cost of such a program.
Date: 1978
Rights: Unless a copyright is indicated, information is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed without permission. Citation of the IJC or the appropriate IJC Board as source of the information is appreciated.If a copyright is indicated on a video, photo, graphic, or other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.
Rights Holder: International Joint Commission
Terms of Use: All items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
PLUARG_Streambank_erosion.pdf 226.6Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record