Shoreline Erosion Monitoring and Stabilization Plan
Under this section of the Land Management Plan, WRPCO
annually conducts surveys to monitor existing areas of erosion and to identify new areas
of erosion on the WRPCO-owned land within the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
project boundary. Any shoreline erosion stabilization activities completed the year prior
are also noted. The data collected annually is used to update a baseline map, first
constructed in 2003.
On annual basis, WRPCO-owned land within the FERC project boundary identified in the
survey as possibly needing stabilization activities are prioritized based on:
- Threat to archaeological resources
- Threat to aesthetics, threat to recreation
- Ease of access for construction
- Threat or opportunities related to fish and wildlife habitat
- Ease of construction
- Importance of land being lost
- Budgetary planning
WRPCO allocates funds to conduct the shoreline stabilization activities on an annual
basis. Each site is provided a score, WRPCO stabilizes as many high priority sites as
the funding allows.
Since 1978, WRPCO has stabilized approximately 18.3 miles of shoreline on WRPCO-owned
land within the FERC project boundary. Plans to stabilize WRPCO–owned land within the
FERC project boundary identified as priority site during the 2007 are scheduled for the
winter of 2008.
WRPCO is also working with local agencies, natural resource agencies and consultants to
identify possible options on how to address extremely difficult erosion sites on
WRPCO-owned land within the FERC project boundary.