River Bank Stabilization
A 35 meter section of river bank along a salmon pool was stabilized with 150 tonnes of large rock to protect it from further erosion. The stabilization was completed on August 25th, 2011 and the Pictou County Rivers Association will continue to monitor the river bank and rock work to assess the performance of the rock fill. This project was done with the participation of the local farmer and part of the farmland was also protected from further loss of land and flooding. The landowner also levelled and seeded the site after the rock placement. Thirteen trees and shrubs were planted along the restored area.