Situation

Major shoreline erosion and shoreline damage
had occurred resulting in loss of property and
shoreline bank instability.  

Left unchecked this erosion would continue
unabated resulting in the further loss of property,
endangerment of trees, and future dock
installation and planned hardscape features.
Close ups of the undercut and damage
Task
  • All restoration work to be in compliance with Duke Energy, Shoreline
    Management Guidelines; the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources;
    Oconee County shoreline management requirements; the Eastern Band of the
    Cherokee Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office; the Catawba Indian
    Nation; and the SC State Historic Preservation Office.

  • The property owner wanted work to be “a part of the natural landscape” and not
    a continuation of the “white ring around the lake”.

Solution
  • The Duke regulations limit the use of Rip Rap from 6 feet below full pond to full
    pond.   Rip Rap would do nothing to stop the continued erosion.  A sea wall was
    impractical from expense and aesthetics, and cutting and re-sloping the bank
    would be expensive leaving an invasive cut in the land and require remediation
    in compliance with the 50-ft Environmental Offset and Vegetation Management
    Requirements.

  • A design was rendered to both stabilize the bank and stop erosion damage
    while presenting a natural setting similar to bolder outcroppings that support
    native plant growth common in this area.

Result
  • A beautiful natural setting substantially less expensive than a seawall or re-
    sloping that also increased the property value considerably.
ECO-ART, LLC
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
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(864) 710-1124
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