Devin Lavign wrote:Gabions seem like an expensive way to do things.
Alan Loy wrote:This requires significant earth moving for both the swales and dams so may be out of the question.
Bernhard Haussler wrote:I go with your idea of Gabion posts. Very important to their long term stability is that steel rod in the centre - I would go with 32mm [1 1/4"] 1.8 - 2.4 long. For a 2' diameter cage you need a little more than 6' of cattle grid. Rock is OK but make sure you get a good amount of pebble into the voids otherwise the rock itself will cause tilting as it settles.
Miles Flansburg wrote:Danette I went ahead and embedded that video here. Hope that is OK?
What a beautiful stream by the way, any fish in there?
Alan Loy wrote:Just a thought, from your video it seemed that the undercutting was on the outside of a bend. If so I would think this will continue even with no debris in the creek.
Perhaps you could use modern gabions on the undercut to protect that side and keep the old gabion.
Travis Johnson wrote:Danette, what a beautiful stream and a nice piece of property! I live on top of a hill so all the water in two watersheds starts on my farm and leaves it...no real streams. And while I know the secret to life is being content with what a person has...oh my, can I ever say I am coveting your stream.
I wish I was there to help you with it; my chainsaw works! (I do a lot of logging here). We could clean up that other side in no time, build a bridge, get some micro-hydro power in there...oh the possibilities are endless.
I wish you the best of luck with your place. Beautiful!