Case Study: Kipnuk First Nations

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Project: Kipnuk First Nations
Location: Kipnuk, AK, United States
Project Type: Shoreline Reinforcement
Application: Lagoon Shore Protection and Stabilization
Product Used: ARMORMAX®

Photo showing intended site for lagoon expansion in Kipnuk, AK.

Problem

The Native Village of Kipnuk, Alaska constructed a lagoon expansion in 2012 and needed shoreline protection. Traditional riprap and hard armoring was cost prohibitive due to the remote location.

Solution

ARMORMAX® offered a cost effective solution to protect the shores from wind generated wave erosion while providing a solution for stabilization and non-hydraulic stresses such as ice flows, wildlife, and mower maintenance. The new lagoon was built in a high water table and settled 1 foot in 12 months.

Photo showing ARMORMAX installation along lagoon shoreline.

Solution

 

Photo showing lagoon slopes after ARMORMAX installation.

Performance

The lagoon slopes and ARMORMAX® has show to withstand movements and maintain integrity and protection.


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