National Geographic : 1945 Nov
Ut Staff Photographer Robert F.Sisson Woven of Willows, a Giant "Mattress" Is Laid Against the RiverBank Men on the barge throw rocks on the mattress to weight it down and hold it in place near Waldron, Missouri. Piles are driven atright. Aman with pliers iscutting off ends of wires that tie the willows together. These mats prevent erosion of banks and help stabilize the channel (pages 575, 586, 587).