Case Study: Gordy Pump Station

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Project: Gordy Pump Station
Location: St. Mary Parish, LA, United States
Project Type: Earthen Levees and Dams
Application: Flood Protection — Levee Armoring
Product Used: ARMORMAX®

Photo showing levee failure due to storm surge and wave overtopping.

Problem

Post Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans District of the Corp of Engineers needed a new levee armoring project to protect levees from the destructive forces of hurricane storm surge and wabe overtopping.

Solution

ARMORMAX® 75 was selected over traditional armoring methods, such as rock riprap and reno mattresses. It was installed on the land side of the levee in St. Mary Parish to prevent erosion from overtopping while stabilizing the levee to protect life and property.

Photo showing ARMORMAX 75 installation on levee.

Solution

 

Photo showing beautified fairway with engineered slope reinforcement.

Performance

The ARMORMAX® 75 system provided a beautified fairway with engineered slope reinforcement and withstood a direct impact from Hurricane Gustav, a strong category 2 hurricane that delivered high winds and heavy rainfall. ARMORMAX® 75 held the vegetation in place with no erosion or soil loss.


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