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Turbidity Curtains

Turbidity curtains, silt curtains, silt screens, silt barriers, or turbidity barriers, as they are sometimes called, are floating barriers used in marine construction, dredging, and remediation projects to control the silt and sediment in a body of water. Elastec turbidity curtains can be set up to keep construction areas in compliance and protect the environment. American Marine, a division of Elastec, has been manufacturing quality turbidity curtains since 1967. View DOT requirements by state.

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Turbidity curtain hero

“Recently I was observing the waves onsite crashing against the shoreline - the winds were so strong they were blowing our plastic covers about; however, the turbidity curtain remained intact and during dredging operations, there was no visible notice of turbidity outside of the curtain! It performed like a champ!”

E. Charles

The implementation of the Clean Water Act and Phase II of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) has led to major changes in operating procedures for the industrial sector. It has encouraged major product development by Elastec in order to keep up with our customers’ needs and allow them to remain in compliance with these regulations. View DOT requirements by state.

Elastec Type III Turbidity Curtain used near Golden Gate Bridge

Elastec Type III Ruffwater Screen was installed near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA. as part of the Crissy Field Drainage Improvement Project. Duane Bennish and Bill Andrus of the Cocoa branch were on site to help with the installation. Learn more about the project.

Turbidity Curtain Questionnaire

In order that we may recommend the best Turbidity Curtain for your project, please provide the following information. If the flow rate is high, Elastec can provide modeling data to determine anchor spacing and feasibility of systems.

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