Guidance On Streambank Stabilization
Many citizens inquire about stabilizing streambanks on their property in Cherokee County. Property owners should consult the below guidance documents and streambank stabilization techniques provided by EPD. Citizens should be aware that funding these stabilization techniques would be at their own cost and require all applicable permitting.
Per EPD, placement of rip-rap to stabilize stream banks is allowed under the following conditions. Please note that vegetative practices for stabilization are preferred. Please note that an erosion permit from Cherokee County is always required:
- Project is 100 linear feet or less of rip rap,
- Total amount of rip rap allowed in the buffer is 1000 square feet,
- Disturbance of existing buffer vegetation is minimized, and
- The site is stabilized at the end of each day with temporary or permanent stabilization measures until project completion.