An erosion control mat comprising buoyant fronds is deployed in a body of water to enhance the accumulation of sediments. The mat includes a plurality of frond lines arranged in a fanfolded pattern. Each frond line includes a continuous elongate strip and a plurality of side-by-side buoyant fronds (strands). The frond lines are made of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) preferably LLDPE manufactured by a metallocene or other single site catalyzed process.

Title
Erosion control mats
Application Number
9/855119
Publication Number
20020192036
Application Date
May 14, 2001
Publication Date
December 19, 2002
Inventor
Hans E Heyn
Eureka Springs
AR, US
Terence J Whalen
West Palm Beach
FL, US
Richard A Marsteller
Flower Mound
TX, US
Agent
R A Marsteller
TX, US
IPC
E02B 03/04
E02D 17/20
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