Tag: turbidity curtain

A turbidity curtain is a flexible, impermeable barrier used to trap sediment in water bodies. This curtain is generally weighted at the bottom to ensure that sediment does not travel under the curtain, which is supported at the top through a flotation system.

Silt Management

Silt Management

Siltation in water containment structures is problematic, resulting in the loss of space in tanks and other structures such as reservoirs, ponds, and catch basins. It also increases the cost of treating drinking water, with high loads interfering with coagulation, filtration, and disinfection.

Keeping Water Quality High

Keeping Water Quality High

Snowy plovers are dainty little shorebirds, waders that scurry along beaches on legs that look like twigs. The timid plovers have white underbodies with brown feathers on top. The brown markings around their faces give them a quizzical look, somewhat like owls.

Keeping Water Quality High

Keeping Water Quality High

Snowy plovers are dainty little shorebirds, waders that scurry along beaches on legs that look like twigs. The timid plovers have white underbodies with brown feathers on top. The brown markings around their faces give them a quizzical look, somewhat like owls.

Taking a Pier Into the Future

Taking a Pier Into the Future

Jordan Loran, director of engineering and construction for Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), says he often felt a wave of anxiety whenever he saw anglers crawling over the loose stone and haphazardly strewn rubble to get closer to the water at the end of the quarter-mile-long jetty jutting out

Turbidity Curtains Aid Cleanup of Boston Harbor

Turbidity Curtains Aid Cleanup of Boston Harbor

Airplane Safety and Aquatic Protection
Any work taking place in and around Boston Harbor attracts a lot of attention from local, state, and federal agencies. As a result, when the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) came to the realization that runway safety area work at Boston’s Logan International Airport was necessary to

Keeping the Waters Clear

Keeping the Waters Clear

Airplane Safety and Aquatic Protection:
Any work taking place in and around Boston Harbor attracts a lot of attention from local, state, and federal agencies. As a result, when the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) came to the realization that runway safety area work at Boston’s Logan International Airport was necessary

Keeping the Waters Clear

Keeping the Waters Clear

Airplane Safety and Aquatic Protection Any work taking place in and around Boston Harbor attracts a lot of attention from local, state, and federal agencies. As a result, when the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) came to the realization that runway safety area work at Boston’s Logan International Airport was necessary

Getting Tough on Turbidity

Getting Tough on Turbidity

Meeting federal antipollution requirements to ensure clean water has become a routine part of erosion control work. For projects that take place around waterways, that often means the use of turbidity curtains or coffer dams. In business since 2005, Tampa Bay Marine in Riverview, FL, specializes in the installation and

Water Work

Water Work

Construction projects around water have inherent challenges in ensuring that sediment and debris from the disturbed ground don’t enter the water. To that end, turbidity curtains and cofferdams offer a measure of “insurance.” Turbidity curtains are barriers placed in the water-usually attached to floats at the top and anchored or

Oil in the Gulf

Oil in the Gulf

It’s been called the worst environmental disaster in United States’ history. The oil spill that resulted from the April 20th explosion and sinking of BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico spawned a wide-reaching response that is expected to continue for years. Seeing it on

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