Shoreline erosion is the largest in-lake producer of sediment and by default phosphorus and most other nutrients. While shoreline erosion is a naturally occurring phenomena, human presence has accelerated the condition in most situations. Shorelines become unprotected or eroded for a number of reasons:
- Individual residential access, piers, docks, etc
- Installation of beaches, public or private
- Improper vegetative buffers (overabundance of turf grass)
- Persistent wake action
- Persistent wind and wave energy due to prevailing fetch orientation
- Man-made alteration of lake high water levels to accommodate boaters
- Persistent ice damage
While lake policy can help minimize the impact of some of these concerns it is often easier said than implemented.
Our team will visit your site, assess your individual & group concerns, evaluate your site and provide multiple options to accommodate a project. We will prioritize your options based on a number of possibilities such as cost, environmental impact, permitting conditions, or time considerations. Based on individual project scope, additional resources may become available to you.*
*Based on your location, cost sharing opportunities, grants, and additional resources may be obtainable, i.e. Wisconsin’s shoreline improvement program, Lake County, IL WMB grants, DuPage County WQIP funding, etc.
Visit our ‘Projects’ Menu for applicable Manhard projects.