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Channel Stabilization

Bank Protection

bank protection
Bank protection on the south bank, near the future site of the Well's Weir

The purpose of channel bank protection is to reduce the ability of Wash flows to erode, undercut, and collapse channel banks. Capital expenditures for channel bank protection will include installation of rock riprap and revegetation of stream banks.

As of January 2006, more than 22,300 linear feet (4.22 miles) of bank had been protected with rock riprap (see map below). Bank protection is currently performed along the Wash as needed. Eventually (over the next 10-20 years), there will be bank protection from one end of the Wash to the other.

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Las Vegas Wash Project Coordination Team • 100 City Parkway, Suite 700 • Las Vegas, NV 89106 • (702) 822-3300