Vermont streambank remediation in response to ts irene
Authors: Thompson, R
Description: On August 28, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont and caused severe flooding in parts of the state. Many homes, business, roads and other infrastructure were damaged or destroyed. The USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service through the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program assessed over 200 sites where streambank damage imposed imminent structural threat to the adjacent buildings or infrastructure. NRCS assisted landowners and provided funding to install riprap and other practices to repair the streambanks and remove these threats. This paper will describe how the EWP program works and review several sites that were repaired as a result of the program.
Keywords: emergency watershed protection (ewp), streambank protection, riprap, flood damage,
Technical field: technical_fields_app7
Session name: Soil and water