Project Profile:

Daniel Boone National Forest

Project Summary

In one area the water chose the path of least resistance so it went to the inside edge of the mat on curves, but didn’t erode the path itself. They had a lot of rain this spring and the water rose several feet higher than the current level of the creek at the bottom of the trail. Our thick fabric backing and crossbars in a modified GV2 are necessary.

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Designer

National Park Service

Contractor

Daniel Boone National Park staff, Stearns Ranger Station, McCreary County, Ranger Laurie Smith

Project Gallery

Permeable Pavement was installed on paths to prevent erosion at the Daniel Boone National Forest, Whitley City, Kentucky, using Gravelpave2.
Stearns Ranger Station sign, McCreary County. Drive north of this location to the Flat Rock Baptist Church on right to find forest service road.
Porous Paving was installed on paths to prevent erosion at the Daniel Boone National Forest, Whitley City, Kentucky, using Gravelpave2.
The locations of Gravelpave2 have gravel fill in the rings like shown here on a slope. This will give good traction and minimize erosion.
Aggregate Paving was installed on paths to prevent erosion at the Daniel Boone National Forest, Whitley City, Kentucky, using Gravelpave2.
Looking back up the hill it is possible to see more rings than looking downward.
Gavel-Paving Mats were installed in the paths to prevent erosion caused by flooding at the Daniel Boone National Forest in Whitley City, Kentucky, using Gravelpave2.
Close up of the rings and the gravel fill.
A Permeable-Erosion System was installed to prevent erosion on paths caused by flooding in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Whitley City, Kentucky, using Gravelpave2.
Another location of GV2 which will stop the erosion that is so prominent on the side banks of the path, over three feet in some areas.
Porous Pavement was installed to prevent erosion caused by flooding in the paths at the Daniel Boone National Forest, Whitley City, Kentucky, using Gravelpave2.
A culvert was installed across and underneath the GV2 path so that drainage wouldn’t wash out the path.
Porous Pavers were installed to help prevent erosion caused by flooding in the paths at the Daniel Boone National Forest, Whitley City, Kentucky, using Gravelpave2.
Close up of small spring area where water seeps into the GV2 path but doesn’t disturb the surface with any erosion.