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#574998 - 04/01/21 06:07 PM Rip Rap along shoreline  
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With the new wakeboard and wakesurf boats putting out huge wakes the shoreline has been eroding. It is a serious problem all around the lake.
Trees are falling into the water with the soil being undermined.
I bit the bullet so to speak and brought in 8 barge loads of rip rap to stop the erosion.
As the lake level was rising rapidly because of all the rain we have had (5ft in one day) they called me Sunday morning asking if they can start laying it down. Heck yes I said.
They worked until 11pm Sunday night and 2am Monday night. It was all completed before the level got too high.

Before Rip Rap
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The Barge with Bobcat
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End of Day 1
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End of Day 2
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#575002 - 04/02/21 05:31 PM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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Wow that is alot of rock. Looks great. Should definitely help out.


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#575006 - 04/03/21 05:51 AM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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Did you need to get permits for that? Around here, modifying the shore on a lake take permission that is extremely difficult to get. Looks great.


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#575007 - 04/03/21 06:38 AM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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No I did not need permits. Dock permits are required and not allowed to fall trees over a certain height. I guess to stop erosion which is what I did with the rip rap.


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#575022 - 04/04/21 12:22 PM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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Nice job Mark. Looks good and will protect your shoreline for years to come. Thanks for sharing the photos.


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#575028 - 04/05/21 05:17 PM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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I bet that cost a pretty penny. Worth it, hard to put shoreline back once it's gone.


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#575030 - 04/07/21 06:39 AM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: casualboater]  
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Originally Posted by casualboater
I bet that cost a pretty penny. Worth it, hard to put shoreline back once it's gone.


It did cost a pretty penny, but to us well worth it. We did not want to lose land and trees. We lover the trees for the privacy it gives from the lake and fishing boats close in around the creek. Privacy is huge in our book, not that we are anti social. I guess some would call us that.


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#575032 - 04/08/21 06:48 AM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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Have many other homes done the same?


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#575033 - 04/08/21 06:56 AM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin
Have many other homes done the same?


Quite a few. Talking with one guy who has lost 3 feet of land. 2 doors up from me had it done this year as well. My next door neighbor is talking about getting it also. Not everyone for sure.


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#575034 - 04/08/21 08:31 AM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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Sounds like a very worth wise investment that will pay dividends in the long run.


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#575036 - 04/08/21 11:23 AM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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Looks good and better to do it sooner than later, we had to do it for the lot we have in Illinois soon after we bought it. It was so eroded you could stand on the shore by the water and couldn't reach up to the regular land...8 - 10' drop. They had to shave off the edge, then make a flat area about 10' wide and then shape it into the water and cover that with rip-rap. Turned out well, but was quite a job. I wish I could find the before pics, but only have an after.

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#575044 - 04/09/21 02:42 PM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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On my lake you need a permit to do shoreline managment below a certain elevation. My shoreline has rip rap installed and is very good at protecting the soil at the water level.


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#575045 - 04/09/21 02:43 PM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: MarkHB]  
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How many steps from the dock to the deck? I have 60 steps to mine which some days I get winded.


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#575047 - 04/10/21 10:49 AM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: On Holiday]  
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Originally Posted by On Holiday
How many steps from the dock to the deck? I have 60 steps to mine which some days I get winded.


There are 70 steps to the top of the retaining wall where there is grass. Another 18 to get to the top deck.
When we first moved in I was winded but not so much now. I try to walk up and down 6 times a day, sometimes missing a day or two when it is freezing cold and raining.
I can also drive the buggy down.


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#575299 - 07/23/21 06:28 AM Re: Rip Rap along shoreline [Re: Dave R]  
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Originally Posted by Dave R
Did you need to get permits for that? Around here, modifying the shore on a lake take permission that is extremely difficult to get. Looks great.



That was my first thought too. Kicking up sediment or causing any disturbance is a huge fine in most places and permits are difficult to get. We are an engineering firm and we do lots of this kind of work. Nice job though and it will certainly help


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