Case Study: Spooner's Gulf

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Project: Spooner's Gulf Stream Bank Protection
Location: Springville, NY, United States
Project Type: Channel Reinforcement
Product Used: PYRAMAT®

Photo of the restoration in progress.

Problem

A channel in Springville needed to be reinforced as constant flows were causing some erosion. The New York State DOT needed to find a solution that would also allow for landscaping along the bank. They also had an access issue to overcome as a stream bed and fish ladder had to be crossed to get to the channel.

Solution

PYRAMAT® High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) was chosen as it would provide the protection the stream bank needed while also allowing for an aesthetically pleasing design. It is also a lightweight product that would allow it to easily be transported to the difficutl access area. PYRAMAT was easily installed along the bank with plastic ties being used at the seams to help with the installation over soft soils. Trees and bushes were then planted into the soil through cuts in the PYRAMAT TRM.

PYRAMAT being installed along the bank.

Solution

PYRAMAT® High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) was chosen as it would provide the protection the stream bank needed while also allowing for an aesthetically pleasing design. It is also a lightweight product that would allow it to easily be transported to the difficutl access area. PYRAMAT was easily installed along the bank with plastic ties being used at the seams to help with the installation over soft soils. Trees and bushes were then planted into the soil through cuts in the PYRAMAT TRM.

Photo of PYRAMAT protecting the bank.

Performance

The installation was successful as PYRAMAT secured the channel while also providing the vegetated look the New York State DOT wanted.


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