Silt and Turbidity Curtains

How Floating Silt Curtains Mitigate the Impact of Dredging

Dredging, the process of removing underwater sediment, plays a crucial role in maintaining waterways for navigation, flood control, and coastal development. However, this necessary activity can stir up clouds of silt and sediment, harming marine life and ecosystems. Floating silt curtains, or turbidity curtains as they are sometimes called, deployed strategically, act as a vital […]

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The Role of Floating Silt Curtains in Marine Construction

Marine construction projects are vital for development and progress. They encompass a wide range of activities, from building ports and harbors to installing offshore wind farms and laying pipelines. However, these projects can disrupt the delicate underwater environment by stirring up sediment and creating turbidity. Here’s where silt curtains come in – acting as a

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Case Study: Type 3 Ruffwater Screen Turbidity Curtain installed at the Crissy Field project

A stormwater drainage outfall pipe near the Golden Gate Bridge needed to be widened and extended to prevent blockage from sand buildup which contributed to flooding problems upstream in the Crissy Field and Mason Street areas in San Francisco. Environmental Impact Mitigation To protect the fish and marine wildlife, underwater best management practices were established

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