Brazil France Germany India Indonesia Iraq South Africa
 
 
Sign up for our
free e-newsletter.





Case Studies
E-Newsletter
News
Resources
Water Management Associations
 
Bioengineering your Shoreline Can Save Money & Improve Water Quality
Bioengineering is defined by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality as “using a combination of native planting and natural, or biodegradable materials to provide shoreline protection.” It also is often referred to as softshore engineering or lakescaping.

Many shorelines use seawalls. These are a hard surface, such as wood, metal or concrete, that is installed to act as a buffer by blocking waves to keep them from reaching the adjacent land. However, the hard surface bounces the energy back into the water picking up soil and sand causing erosion at the base of the wall called “scour.” This “scouring” reduces the stability of the seawall, decreases water clarity and has a negative impact on aquatic plants and animals.

A bioengineered or softshore engineered shoreline absorbs most, if not all, of the wave energy as it comes onto the shore. This reduces both erosion and scour providing more stability to the shoreline.  Native shoreline plants also absorb nutrients and other pollutants in surface runoff keeping them out of the water.



 
Click for the full article
 


About Us Categories From The Gallery   News Updates News Updates

Our Company
Case Studies
Products
Site Map

Resources/Tools
Parts/Service
International

Minnesota AIS Training for Lake Service Providers - In 2011, the Legislature passed a number of new laws related to prevention and management of aquatic invasive species (AIS) that apply to boaters, property owners, service providers, bait dealers and others involved with the transportation of water-related equipment. Service providers are now required to have a service provider permit before conducting work that includes placing or removing water related equipment from any state waters. Individuals who work for a service provider must also take training.


© 2010 Copyright Aquarius Systems. All Rights Reserved. info@aquarius-systems.com   |   (262) 392-2162