Hurricane Flats Farm in S. Royalton, VT was completely flooded during Tropical Storm Irene. While they have recovered most of their crop land by removing sediment and sand deposits from the field, they suffered severe river bank erosion. The farmer Geo Hollingsford is interested in using an innovative technique from rivers out West that involves stabilizing the bank through the use of a log jam. This method involves digging into the bank an anchoring logs into it in a cris-cross pattern to provide a natural bank. Geo will be using trees that washed across his land and into a neighbors adjoining forest in the project – essentially closing the loop by employing flood debris in the bank stabilization.
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