Case Study: C-37 Canal

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Case Study Overview

Project: C-37 Canal
Location: Osceola County, FL, United States
Project Type: Shoreline Reinforcement
Application: Bank Restoration
ProductS Used: ARMORMAX®

Photo showing erosion of canal bank caused by storms and boat traffic.

Problem

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, decided to restore and armor the banks of the C-37 canal. This canal is a segment of the Kissimmee River, which drains a 3,000 square mile watershed that discharges to Lake Okeechobee. Significant storm related flows through the Kissimmee River along with frequent recreational boat traffic had severely eroded the canal banks and contributed to degraded river water quality.

Solution

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected ARMORMAX® Engineered Earth Armoring Solution™ to stabilize the eroding bank while also minimizing the need for costly and less environmentally fiendly rock riprap.

Photo showing ARMORMAX installation over 19,500 square yards to repair the current damage and protect from further erosion.
Photo showing sod installation over the ARMORMAX to rapidly establish vegetation above the now stabilized bank.

Performance

ARMORMAX® was installed quickly and provided immediate erosion protection and rapidly established vegetation above the now stabilized bank to promote sustainable aquatic habitats with aesthetic enhancement.


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