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Streambank Restoration / Natural Channel Design

Streambank Restoration

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GeoSolutions specializes in the utilization of Natural Channel Design principles to construct stream improvements with natural elements and vegetation to enhance riparian zones. Our streambank stabilization clients range from municipalities and land developers to homeowners and ranchers.

Typical project approach using Natural Channel Design concepts

A Geomorphic Assessment would be conducted of the project waterway to determine the degree of current channel stability and to consider how to create a stable channel environment as a result of the project design. The channel plan and profile would be modified or preserved to the degree possible to fulfill an interrelated project scope. The goal would be to create or preserve stable channel dimensions, pattern and profile, such that the channel would have adequate flow characteristics while providing for efficient sediment transport without excessive scour or sediment deposition. To the extent possible attempts will be made to construct stream improvements with natural elements and vegetation to enhance riparian zones. The use of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Structures or Rock/Earth Anchored Structures is typically utilized to improve stream geometry.

Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs)

Our Landlok Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) are the industry's most advanced solutions for applications requiring immediate, long-term erosion protection, vegetative reinforcement and water quality enhancement capabilities. Our first generation TRMs are constructed of a dense web of 100% polypropylene fibers positioned between two biaxially oriented nets. Learn More »

High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mats (HPTRMs)

Pyramat High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mats (HPTRMs) feature our patented woven technology composed of a unique, three-dimensional matrix of polypropylene yarns. These yarns are designed in a uniform, dimensionally stable and homogenous configuration of pyramid-like structures, and they feature our patented X3 fiber technology specially created to lock soil in place. Learn More »


ArmorMax™ Anchored Reinforced Vegetation System is the most advanced flexible armoring technology available for severe erosion challenges. The ArmorMax system can be used in non-structural applications where additional factors of safety are required, including protecting earthen levees from storm surge and wave overtopping and stream, river and canal banks from scour and erosion. Learn More »

Gabion Baskets & Reno Mattresses

Double Twisted Hexagonal Mesh Gabions & Reno Mattresses have been used for channel linings, river training, soil retention, slope stabilization, and other applications successfully throughout the world for over 100 years. Double Twisted Mesh Gabions & Reno Mattresses offer many advantages over other types of construction materials. Learn More »

Articulated Concrete Blocks

ACBs provide a hard armor surface that is an alternative to rip rap. A matrix of individual concrete blocks placed together to form an erosion-resistant overlay with specific hydraulic performance characteristics. Typical applications include channels, shoreline restoration and boat ramps. Learn More »

Welded Wire Wrap Faced Walls

When vegetation is not an option, a rock facing is recommended. Galvanized welded-wire units function as the construction form and also provide the long-term facing stability. Welded Wire rock faced retaining wall systems work when your site requires a retaining wall for grade separation. Welded wire basket forms are used in place of the concrete facing units. Learn More »

Manta Ray Earth & Rock Anchors

MANTA RAYs are driven into the ground, not augured or torqued, nor is a hole dug or drilled. There is "no disturbance" or "displacement" of soil. Unlike other anchoring systems, MANTA RAY actually compacts the soil around itself - a clean, safe and simple operation. Learn More »


ShoreFlex® is a permanent erosion prevention system that can be installed to shield channel side slopes and beds, pipe and culvert inlets/outlets, shoreline, and all most any place you may have hydraulic erosion protection needs. Learn More »