Case Study: Snoqualmie Falls

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Project: Snoqualmie Falls
Location: Snoqualmie, WA, United States
Project Type: Shoreline Reinforcement
Application: Riverbank Stabilization
Product Used: ARMORMAX®

Photo showing erosion and slope instability along the Snoqualmie River bank.

Problem

In 2009, Puget Sound Energy began a comprehensive upgrade of the hydroelectric infrastructure at Snoqualmie Falls- a power generation facility built in 1890. Loose soils and heavy rainfall contributed to a landslide along the Snoqualmie River bank in the Fall of 2010.

Solution

GeoEngineers was commissioned to provide a long-term design solution. ARMORMAX® 75 was used to stabilize the bank in 2013 and a full array of native vegetation was designed as a natural solution to stabilize the bank.

Photo showing ARMORMAX 75 installation along the bank and to the water's edge.

Solution

 

Photo showing completed installation of ARMORMAX 75 along the Snoqualmie River bank, primed for a full palette of grasses, shrubs, and trees.

Performance

ARMORMAX® 75 was easily and rapidly installed on dray land and to the river edge, primed for a full palette of grasses, shrubs, and trees.


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