Field Geology Services (link to company´s website
) conducted a fluvial geomorphology study of the Connecticut River between Vernon, VT and Turners Falls, MA. The purpose of the study was to understand the causes of bank erosion and identify the most appropriate methods for bank stabilization on this section of river. (link to report
To that end, the fluvial geomorphology investigation consisted of seven areas of study: 1) review of previous research and archival documents; 2) analysis of historical aerial photographs and
topographic maps; 3) examination of discharge records, flood history, and water level fluctuations; 4) geomorphic characterization of the watershed; 5) bathymetric mapping and hydraulic modeling; 6) understanding the character of erosion; and 7) close inspection of previous bank stabilization efforts.