VIDEO: Geomembrane Secures USACE Levee Breach Test Facility

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The United States Army Corps of Engineers controls more than 14,000 miles of levees. An additional 85,000+ miles of levees are privately owned and operated. To help improve strategies for preventing or responding to levee breach scenarios, USACE has constructed a Full-Scale Levee Breach and Hydraulic Test Facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi. A reinforced composite geomembrane lining system from Owe... »

Anti-Piping Geotextile Screens Debut in Dutch Levee

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The Rivierenland Water Board invited two groups (Boskalis/Cofra and Van den Herik) to develop geotextile screen technologies that would be specially designed to prevent piping under levees. Piping is a phenomenon that occurs in the case of abnormally high water levels, wherein water seeps under a levee and causes the migration of fines. This action can weaken a levee and contribute to failure. Bot... »

Unique Anti-Piping Flood Control Experiment with Geotextiles a Success

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On Monday, 24 September, Deltares started a unique experiment with geotextile on the IJkdijk in Groningen on behalf of the Rivierenland Water Authority and with co-financing from the Room for the River program. A 15 m wide and 0.5 m long GeoDetect® filter and detection system, provided by TenCate, was positioned vertically in the clay layer of a test dike. The week-long test was engineered to see ... »