Case Study: Murrieta Creek

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Case Study Overview

Project: Murrieta Creek
Location: Temecula, CA, United States
Project Type: Flood Control
Product Used: ARMORMAX® 75

Photo of the erosion of the creek banks.

Problem

On October 27, 2000, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2001 was signed into law, which directed the USACE to proceed with detailed engineering designs for the Murrieta Creek Flood Control, Environmental Restoration and Recreation Project. Historically, the cities of Murrieta and Temecula had experienced devastating flooding along Murrieta Creek. The purpose of this project was to prevent such flooding by conveying the 100-year flow within Murrieta Creek. Phase 1 consisted of a concrete channel and was completed in 2004.

Solution

Due to funding constraints, Phase 2 was broken into multiple phases. For Phase 2A, the design engineer chose ARMROMAX 75 to provide erosion and scour protection of the creek banks which also provided an aesthetically pleasing vegetative solution and habitat as opposed to hard armoring.

Photo of ARMORMAX installation.
Photo of ARMORMAX installation.

Solution

Due to funding constraints, Phase 2 was broken into multiple phases. For Phase 2A, the design engineer chose ARMROMAX 75 to provide erosion and scour protection of the creek banks which also provided an aesthetically pleasing vegetative solution and habitat as opposed to hard armoring.

Photo of the stabilized slope.

Performance

The system provided vegetated engineered earth armoring slope protection that is more aesthetically pleasing that also provides water quality improvements and habitat.


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