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What Is Riprap? And Why It Rocks!

What is Riprap? Riprap describes a range of rocky material placed along shorelines, bridge foundations, steep slopes, and other shoreline structures to protect from scour and erosion. Rocks used range from 4 inches to over 2 feet. The size of the rock needed on a project depends on the steepness of the slope and how… Read More »

Riprap, Flood Mapping Useful in Fighting Rising Great Lakes Waves

Courtesy Bryan Nebel of Nebel Construction. By Craig Schuh, PE Last year Lake Erie and Ontario water levels broke record high marks. Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Huron came within about an inch of record highs. Lake levels did not see their typical fall/winter decline, and Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie set new monthly records… Read More »

The Lowdown on How to Protect Property Against High Water in the Great Lakes

Courtesy Bryan Nebel of Nebel Construction. By Craig Schuh, PE Water in three of the Great Lakes (Erie, Ontario, and Superior) reached its highest level in a century in 2019, and more of the same is forecast for 2020. Public agencies, consultants, and homeowners are scrambling to react, and emergency permitting has been offered by… Read More »