Presentation on theme: "This training was prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) team of Otto Gonzalez-USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (Team Leader), Jon Fripp."— Presentation transcript:
This training was prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) team of Otto Gonzalez-USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (Team Leader), Jon Fripp (Civil Engineer) and Chris Hoag (Wetland Plant Ecologist)-USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (Civil Engineers). Fripp and Hoag were the primary authors of this material. The U.S. AID provided funding support for the USDA team. 9 Introduction to Gabion Construction
Gabions are also good to use if: 1 - A required stone or riprap size is larger than what is available. 2 - A vertical wall is needed Check Dams can be built with many different types of materials Rock Logs Metal Concrete Gabions others
What is a gabion? Answer: A gabion is a big wire box full of small stone.
The wire baskets can be purchased or locally constructed
The Basket is construct so it can be folded into a box Edges need thicker wire (hem) Hem
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