Property erosion prevention methods

By Cane River Waterway Commission

  Property Owners are encourage to protect their property and Cane River Lake, please be mindful that a permit is required prior to any work done to the lake bed and/or shorlines.  Contact Betty Fuller 318-617-3235 for more information. 

The four most common soil erosion prevention methods are vegetation, geotextiles, mulch, and retaining walls.  Preventing soil erosion is critical in protecting your property and exposed soil, whether from wind, weather, running water, boat wakes, and even the after-affects of a major flood event.  The 3 main principles to control erosion are to:  use land according to its capability; protect the soil surface with some form of cover; control runoff before it develops into an erosive force. 

Basic Erosion Prevention Techniques are to plant grass and shrubs, add mulch or rocks, use mulch matting to hold vegetation on slopes, put down fiber logs, build retaining walls, improve drainage, reduce watering if possible, and avoid soil compaction.

How Do You Prevent Water Erosion:  Planting vegetation: The simplest yet most effective method of water erosion control is to plant more vegetation.  Laying down mulch: laying down mulch has alway been great for growing crops and other vegetation, but it can also be used to conteract the effect of water erosion, terracing, and contouring.  Giant Cut Grass is a great natural barrier for protection against boat wakes.  Lake vegetation is a positive as it promotes a healthy habitat for the marine wildlife.