Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2016KS186B

Monitoring the Effectiveness of Streambank Stabilization Projects in Northeast Kansas

Institute: Kansas
Year Established: 2016 Start Date: 2016-03-01 End Date: 2019-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $30,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: $60,860

Principal Investigators: Charles Barden

Abstract: The project goal is to quantify the environmental benefits of government-sponsored streambank stabilization and restoration projects in northeastern Kansas, with a focus on sites within the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Indian Reservations. Specific objectives are to: 1) Document the erosion and deposition rates of existing streambank stabilization sites; 2) Compare the performance of cedar revetment and rock vein and weir projects; 3) Conduct bio-assessment surveys to document aquatic organism presence at the stabilized sites compared to nearby unstabilized reaches.