5.10 Waterbreaks


A waterbreak is a system of woody buffers located to manage flooding and encourage sediment deposition. A primary waterbreak is orientated parallel to the river and secondary waterbreaks perpendicular to flood flows. Woody buffers next to levees on the channel side can protect levees from breaching and can reduce damage to levees when they do breach.

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