Panicum Virgatum

Posted by Yusuf on April 24th, 2019 — Posted in News

The Red River of the North had eroded its banks and submerged two cities of the Midwest. Using mats, geotextiles and meshes anti-erosive at the base of a dam of Earth and road in the area was achieved the stabilization of soils. The river has a bank in the city of Grand Forks, new levees geotextile-reinforced and protected with anti-erosive meshes managed to fix the coast, leaving the Bank fully protected and intact Prairie. Anti-erosive meshes and Grand Forks stabilization project is a big and beautiful park bordering the Red River of the North in the twin cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. In the green route of these parks followed devastating floods of the Red River and fires, the field includes parts of both populations that are spread on the subject to erosion, flood plain. For years, there were floods, entire neighborhoods were removed to make way for a system of endicamiento and stabilization with anti-erosive meshes.

The Greenway includes lands that lie between these new dikes and the River. Today in day, the Via Verde aims to retain the waters of the River during floods and provide opportunities for recreation for residents in the area throughout the year, while its margins stabilized with anti-erosive meshes. The objective of protection of shores and stabilization of soils of the area works was flood control. The interesting thing about this type of work was the non-inclusion of structures with stone, employing anti-erosive meshes to allow the development of the native prairie. This type of protection option using anti-erosive meshes and develop native prairie allowed to carry out a work at a reasonable cost, but also provide a natural and aesthetic environment. a natural coastline, without jetties on the coast. Combined with grass mats geosynthetic reinforcement was largely used.

Mats and anti-erosive meshes were placed on the slopes of the levees. Close to the shoreline vegetation relies largely on the grass of big blue stem, yeast, aster, various sedges, rye wild, reeds, switchgrass, and a variety of wildflowers. The vegetation used to fix anti-erosive meshes in the Highlands were wild rye, blue stem grass and Panicum Virgatum, Coneflowers, Primroses and wild flowers of the meadow. The plants have thrived, covering the River with native green rug, camouflaging the levees. The result is this lush landscape and at the same time solution to erosion with an underlying and efficient reinforcement of anti-erosive meshes. While is practically invisible, materials geosynthetics, anti-erosive meshes, facilitate the restoration of a native landscape in a place in which flood produced extensive damage. Today, there’s a Prairie River.

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