Edelweiss Farms Streambank Restoration Project Final Report Available

The final report for the Edelweiss Farms Streambank Restoration Project on the Upper Genesee River is available.   The project stabilized 1,980 linear feet of un-buffered agricultural field (Edelweiss Farms) along the west bank of the Genesee River in the Town of Hume, New York. It reduced sediment and phosphorus loads to the river by adding new riparian zone while emphasizing the use of bioengineering techniques and habitat enhancement. Stabilization of the riverbank and the establishment of a vegetated buffer on the reduced bank slope has significantly reduced the rate of erosion and the subsequent loss of agricultural land and with it the loss of fertile topsoil.

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