The Challenge of Erosion
in the Connecticut River Watershed
Learn more about this complex river process.
Browse CRJC's set of fact sheets, below.
More on River
Assessment & Restoration
DYNAMICS AND EROSION
What makes a river behave as it
does? There are many causes of bank erosion; what
factors in a basin affect erosion in the stream
that drains it? How can you and your community help
Remember, permits are needed for
any work on a riverbank, but this can get tricky in
a waterway shared by two states. This guide
provides information on the different types of
permits and how they may be obtained.
Here is a quick, illustrated guide
to a variety of approaches, the advantages and
disadvantages of each and the best time of year for
installation. Each site is different, and requires
a practiced eye: here you can find the people and
the programs that can help.
Find out how shrubs, trees, and/or
grass, growing along the banks of a river or
stream, do many jobs: filter polluted runoff,
provide habitat and privacy, and improve the stream
communities they shelter. What are the features of
the better buffer, and how should it be managed?
What help is available?
Here is a handy sheet to help you
locate factors causing or resisting erosion at your
Especially in the hilly terrain of
Vermont and New Hampshire, damaging erosion and
flooding can occur together when steeply falling
streams are swollen by heavy storms. Floodplains
can be dangerous places for human
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on River Morphology