Bank battering is a technique that involves excavation works to reduce bank slope in order to improve riverbank stability and create more favourable conditions for vegetation establishment. In many instances, bank battering is limited to the upper bank profile.
Bank battering requires combined vegetation management and physical intervention. This technique does not address the cause of bank steepening, and it is recommended that the processes responsible for any channel changes be addressed rather than just managing the symptoms.
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Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). 2007. Technical Guidelines for Waterway Management, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria.
Last updated: 22 June 2022
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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2022) Bank battering, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 April 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/management/rehabilitation/rehab-process/step-4/intervention-options/bank-battering-mod.html