Environmental Aspects—Sacramento Bank Protection

by Charles S. Mifkovic, (A.M.ASCE), Civ. Engr.; Investigations Section D, Water Resources Planning Branch, Sacramento Dist., Corps of Engrs., Sacramento, Calif.,
Margaret S. Petersen, (M.ASCE), Chf.; Investigations Section D, Water Resources Planning Branch, Sacramento Dist., Corps of Engrs., Sacramento, Calif.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 5, Pg. 543-555


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Studies show that bank protection can include environmental measures and can preserve environmental values from erosion. Reclamation of the Sacramento Valley, California, included Federal construction of a leveed flood-control project. Erosion has threatened the integrity of the levee system and a program of revetment construction at critical sites was authorized in 1960. Early construction was on a least-cost basis and seriously reduced riparian vegetation which supplies important wildlife habitat in the semi-arid valley. Alternative revetment designs and construction procedures have been developed to minimize adverse environmental effects.

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | River bank stabilization | Construction sites | Revetments | Erosion | Floods | Federal government | North America | California | United States | Sacramento

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