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
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”.
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.
A beautiful natural setting substantially less expensive than a seawall or re- sloping that also increased the property value considerably.
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