WHITE RIVER LEVEE BIOENGINEERING
MUNCIE SANITARY DISTRICT
In 2007, the MSD funded a quarter mile clay covered cap to be installed over the existing levee that protects the wastewater treatment facility to prevent damage due to high water events. The clay cap was then to be covered with over 100,000 square feet of revetment rip-rap stone to help reduce erosion and maintenance for the facility. FLR proposed the installation of warm-season grasses in lieu of revetment rip rap as a more cost-effective solution of levee protection.

HNTB of Indianapolis, Flatland Resources, and Confluence Consulting, Inc. also worked together to engineer a river bank toe that would remain in place during high water events and secure the levee from localized sloughing and bank mitigation. The entire project was designed with native trees and shrubs along the bank toe and native grasses and forbs along the levee.

Following the design, FLR was hired by the Muncie Sanitary District (MSD) to install and maintain the warm-season grasses. Biannual spot chemical sprays have been used to remove invasive plants and biannual prescribed burns continue to encourage the native plant community. The project area has experienced multiple high water events and thrived. The long-term success of the levee planting has proven to be sustainable and a low-cost maintenance solution.


 
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MUNCIE, INDIANA
BILL SMITH, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR
765-213-6412

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White River Levee Bioengineering
White River Levee Management
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