Every erosion control project is mission critical, but the Panama Canal expansion project, completed in June 2016, is arguably in a class by itself, given the scale of the undertaking and the waterway’s strategic importance to international commerce. The dirt-and-rock slopes created from the dredging of nearly 50 million cubic meters (65,400,000 million cubic yards) of underwater material during the construction had to be stabilized to prevent sediment runoff into the canal and new locks. Failure would lead to environmental violations and a costly cleanup to keep the canal waters clear.
- Working the Channels
- Hydroseeding Makes Transportation Projects Move
- Stopping Dust
- Removing Water, Adding Space
- Helping the Fish to Cross the Road