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Little Topashaw Creek - Vegetated Inlet Performance
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Vegetated inlets stabilized portions of gullies with moderately sandy soils, but were vulnerable to headcuts more than 0.5 m high that advanced into the gullies from the stream channel. Also, one vegetated inlet that was constructed by shaping low-density sandy silt soils failed during a high flow season with unit discharges up to 0.09 m2/s.

 Determination of switchgrass stem diameters and density, Jan 2004

Dabney, S., Shields, F. D., Jr., Temple, D., Collison, A. and Simon, A. 2002. Layout and Establishment of Grass Hedges for Gully Control. In Proceedings, 12th International Soil Conservation Organization Conference, May 26-31, 2002, Beijing, China, 464-470.

Dabney, S. M. and Shields, F. D., Jr. 2002. Vegetative side inlets to control riparian zone gullies. Proceedings of Annual Conference, American Water Resources Association, November 3-7, 2002, Philidelphia, PA, AWRA, Middleburg, VA., p. 253.

Dabney, S. M., Shields, F. D., Jr., and Temple, D. M. 2004. Grass Hedge Effects on Gully Hydraulics and Erosion. Proceedings, Third International Conference on Gully Erosion (GEC III), April 28-May 1, 2004, Oxford, MS.