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Greenville, South Carolina
Bank erosion can be slowed and reversed with the use of biologs. These are rolled mats that are staked offshore. As waves move over them, sediment is deposited behind the log, regrowing the shoreline from the bank. During this process, this shallow area is home to a group of semi-aquatic plants like rushes and cattails that absorb and store large amounts of nutrient runoff.
Worthen, Wade, "Biologs" (2008). Furman Lake Restoration Images. 59.
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Biology, Earth and Environmental Science
Furman University; Environmental sciences; Lake restoration; Ecological integrity; Ecosystem management; Water quality; Revegetation; Ecological engineering