Case Study: West City Ditch

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Project: West City Ditch
Location: Kissimmee, FL, United States
Project Type: Slope Stabilization
Application: Channel Slope Stabilization
Product Used: ARMORMAX®

Photo showing failed banks resulting from rapid drawdown and seepage erosion.

Problem

Years of flash flooding and fluctuating water levels in the West City Ditch made for a dangerous scenario. The City of Kissimmee secured NRCS EWPP grant money to stabilize the ditch before catastrophic infrastructure damage occurred, but the budget was too small for full protection with conventional hard armoring.

Solution

Propex worked with engineers to model slope stability in rapid drawdown conditions to provide the city with a less expensive, aesthetic alternative in the ARMORMAX® 75 system. The system was used to stabilize and mitigate future erosion problems

Photo showing ARMORMAX 75 installation.

Solution

 

Photo showing vegetated slope after stabilization with ARMORMAX 75.

Performance

The solution significantly reduced costly concrete block matting and unsightly riprap with a vegetated solution.


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