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Old 02-08-2016, 02:30 AM
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Default Erosion control at our homestead

There's a spot on our land that has been eroding away for several years now. I've now gotten around to doing something about it because it's an En Nino year, and I expect it only to get worse. Here's a dam I made out of an old steel bed frame. It's anchored in the ground with T-posts, with concrete rubble at the base to catch sediment.


Here's a smaller one made just out of concrete rubble. This is the waste concrete that I generated when I cut out the holes in the concrete walls of the cabin to make new windows that I had posted about previously.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:28 PM
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Looks good. Anything that will breakup the velocity of the running water should work. I would also build some swells before the eroding area. lay some logs down.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:44 AM
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Hay bales work nice for erosion control. Stake them down with steel posts or rebar.

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Old 02-10-2016, 02:33 PM
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Hay bales work nice for erosion control. Stake them down with steel posts or rebar.
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That would have been my first choice. I've asked around for some spoiled straw bales, but haven't actually gotten any yet. Now I'm trying to work with what I've got. Since the concrete rubble is a disposal issue anyway, this seems like a great way to control erosion, and get rid of the trash at the same time.
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