Like bluffs, ravines are also delicately balanced systems that require maintenance and preservation. Ravines, with streams of water and sharp dips of elevation, can be found on properties in lakefront communities. Continued erosion contributes to instability of the properties.
Countermeasures include proper drainage, removal of any blockage of the ravine’s natural water flow, erosion blankets, and planting and cultivating the growth of native species. If warranted, engineering and construction of supporting elements are alternatives to reduce further damage and retore a ravine back to health.