Shoreline protects against erosion
general, wave action on lakes and streams tends to erode the shoreline
contributing to the increase of sand and mud in the lake.
However, when the shoreline is maintained in its natural state,
this erosion from wave action is greatly reduced since the roots
of shoreline vegetation form a real barrier retaining the soil in
In addition, this shoreline vegetation stops a great deal of sediments
from water runoff from reaching the littoral zone of the lake.
It is therefore
essential to minimize erosion and runoff of sediments into the
lake to maintain the shoreline in its natural state.
The Shoreline protects against
transported by water runoff contain a great deal of fertilizing
agents that contribute to the growth of aquatic plants and algae.
Thanks to shoreline vegetation, these fertilizing agents are recycled
before they can reach the water in the lake.
To minimize overfertilization, shoreline vegetation around lakes
and streams needs to be maintained in its natural state.
shoreline protects against the heating of water in the
littoral zone and
maintains ecological equilibrium
vegetation helps maintain lake water at a relatively cool temperature.
This helps prevent the growth of aquatic plants and algae.
The lake's ecological equilibrium is directly related to the safeguard
of shoreline vegetation.