Shoreline Demo Project

The purpose of the project is to test the effectiveness of several different types of shoreline protection methods that have traditionally not been used on the Winnebago System.  Rock riprap has been the traditional choice for decades to protect eroding shorelines and streambanks.  While it is readily available and certainly effective, rock riprap has some ecological drawbacks.  It destroys the natural vegetation present on the shoreline and creates a barrier for birds, reptiles and mammals.  Other products have been developed that may provide a more ecologically friendly situation.  However, these products have not been widely used and have not withstood the test of time.  High energy environments, such as we have on the Winnebago System, will pose a challenge for these products.  Shorelines must be able to endure large waves, boat wakes, and ice shoves.

These demonstration projects will test the long-term effectiveness of a few of the products available.  Feel free to stop by and observe the different types of materials used at the demonstration sites.

These demonstration projects will test the long-term effectiveness of a few of the products available.  Feel free to stop by and observe the different types of materials used at the demonstration sites.

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Land And Water Conservation

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