Developer Keith Irons chose a vegetated solution that would allow him to turn this section of the property into a linear park and fulfill a city ordinance that required minimal disturbance. Engineer Don Haselhoff with G.C. Wallace was consulted to convert the project to a reinforced vegetated channel, which not only offers substantial cost savings over concrete and other hard armor systems but helps to improve water quality as well. A shear stress analysis was performed for Abbot Wash channel which demonstrated that the channel design, based upon a 100-year storm event, was well within the capabilities of PYRAMAT® in an unvegetated condition. Haselhoff and contractor Randy Johnson both chose PYRAMAT® HPTRM. They rejected other TRM brands because of hydraulic performance, installation, durability, maintenance, and UV resistance issues. The identified tan PYRAMAT® as the ideal solution to visually blend with the sandy soil. They judged it to be the strongest HPTRM available, and because of Mesquite's arid climate, it was beneficial that this HPTRM contained no degradable components and provided superior UV resistance.