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Main Title Streambank Erosion in the Great Lakes Basin; Joint Summary Report, United States and Canada.
Author Knap, Katherine M. ; Mildner, William F. ;
CORP Author International Joint Commission-United States and Canada, Windsor (Ontario). Pollution from Land Use Activities Reference Group. ;Soil Conservation Service, Washington, DC. ;Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Toronto.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1978
Stock Number PB-296 853
Additional Subjects Land use ; Watersheds ; Great Lakes ; Water pollution abatement ; Stream erosion ; United States ; Canada ; Recommendations ; Sediments ; Bank protection(Waterways) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Phosphorus ; Land use ; Market value ; Cost effectiveness ; Management ; Erosion control ; International Field Year for the Great Lakes ; Nonpoint sources
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NTIS  PB-296 853 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 37p
This document summarizes the methodologies, conclusions and recommendations of detailed streambank erosion measurement and characterization studies performed in Canadian and United States watersheds. Remedial measures investigations suggested that programs to reduce sediment yield from bank erosion would not be cost-effective, unless land of high value were endangered, and available funds would be better spent to reduce sediment yield from sheet erosion. Proper management practices for stream courses which would help prevent bank erosion are discussed. Overall joint conclusions include: sediment yield to the Great Lakes from streambank erosion is estimated at 845,000 tons per year, not a major contribution relative to other sediment sources; amount of sediment produced varies from basin to basin, season to season and year to year; total phosphorus is the most important chemical contributed from bank erosion.