We are in need of a grass that is suitable for gully control and for growing in waterways. Reed canary grass seems to be the answer.
Cheney, H. B.; Hughes, H. D.; and Evans, Marshall
"Reed Canary Grass,"
Farm Science Reporter: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmsciencereporter/vol5/iss4/3