For seven years, George Hudson watched the ditch behind his home erode. The property lost approximately one foot of soil per year; some areas lost over 12 feet of soil to erosion.
Hudson initially contact SCD for technical assistance on native plants to control erosion; unfortunately, the long-term solution would need to be more durable.
To prevent further property loss from erosion, SCD regraded the ditch bank and added rip rap stabilization in just over two days.
"It was unbelievable how far the water would come up, it would overflow the ditch by 10-12 feet."
George Hudson, property owner