This US TRB report evaluates and assesses existing guidelines for the design, installation, monitoring, and maintenance of environmentally sensitive stream bank stabilization and protection measures, and develops quantitative engineering design guidance for selected treatments. Updated design guidelines for three widely used treatments are presented: live siltation and live staking with a rock toe, vegetated mechanically stabilized earth, and vegetated rip rap.
A compendium of field data, documentation, and photographs complement the report. The compendium is available as a DVD and available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a disc from an ISO image are provided at http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/174448.aspx