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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-21-028    Date:  February 2021
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-21-028
Date: February 2021


Applying Engineered Logjams and Dolosse for Streambank Stabilization

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Environmentally compatible and cost-effective strategies for stream stabilization are needed to protect transportation infrastructure adjacent to river corridors and sustain riverine functions. In this study, physical and numerical modeling of engineered logjams for stream stabilization is evaluated and proposed design guidelines are provided. The study will be useful for bridge and roadway personnel responsible for the hydraulic design of the Nation's transportation infrastructure. The study described in this report was conducted at the Federal Highway Administration Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center J. Sterling Jones Hydraulics Laboratory.

Cheryl Allen Richter, Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Office of Infrastructure
Research and Development


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