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System against rivers and lakes banks erosion

Method I

Rzvan Voicu

rzvnvoicu@yahoo.com , getiiliberi@gmail.com

Another solution against rivers and lakes banks erosion is represented by a system
made of a wooden shield attached to a hemp or coconut mat (figure 1).




hemp mat
wooden shield


the riverbed













Figure 1 Position of the wooden shield and the hemp mat

The hemp or coconut mat shall be folded according to the shape of the eroded
riverbeds. If possible, the heavily eroded riverbeds must be linearized partially or totally.
Inside the wooden shield there is a rubber mat damping the force of water, logs and
stones hitting during floods and more (figure 2). Shield elasticity gives it great strength.
Rubber mat is set inside the wooden shield by the means of the metal rivets.
















metal rivets


hemp mat
wooden shield


the riverbed




metal rivets








metal rivets

rubber mat

Figure 2 Position of the rubber mat

This wooden shield is fixed to the riverbank by the means of some wooden or
plastic dowels (figure 3). The dowels are provided with thread. On the thread there is a
metal system (nut with handles) that presses the wooden shield and also the hemp
mattress while screwing. Inside the eroded riverbed, the wooden or resistant plastic
dowels are fastened by using some metal stoppers. Therefore the hemp mattress is the
perfectly fixed on the eroded riverbed, stopping the erosion. Where applicable, shrubs
can be planted inside the hemp mat in order to stabilize the banks.
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metal rivets

wooden or plastic dowels

hemp mat

wooden shield
the riverbed




metal rivets



nut with handles
metal stoppers




metal rivets
rubber mat

Figure 3 Position of the wooden or resistant plastic dowels

Channels reaching nearly to hemp mat can be drilled between the metal rivets on
the horizontal side of the eroded banks, all over the eroded area. Shrubs with radicular
root which can support the hemp mat and also the riverbed can be planted into the drilled
holes. This is a bioengineering solution that can be applied anywhere in the world.









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