Turbidity Curtain in a Reservoir
Turbidity Curtain Application
Question: I am an engineer designing a turbidity curtain application in a reservoir in New York. Can I get information for turbidity curtains? We will be dredging in a lake in water 135-feet deep. The duration of the project is two years. There are only little wave action. It is a freshwater lake in a semi-mountainous region. What water conditions can I use this turbidity barrier in? Which curtain type should I use?
Answer: Thank you for your provided information. We would be happy to provide you with information regarding our turbidity curtains. In general, turbidity curtains are designed for use in a wide range of water areas including dams, reservoirs, rivers, lakes, and other moving water conditions.
Turbidity Curtains and Water Conditions
In order to determine the best turbidity curtain type for your reservoir area, we would first need to know some additional information regarding your water conditions. When working with customers to find the best curtain type for their location, we typically ask them to provide us with the following information:
- Water Speed and Velocity
- Wave Height and Frequency
- Tidal Influences (if applicable)
From this information, we can then work to determine the right barrier for your location. Since you are looking for a turbidity curtain that can be used in moving water conditions, you will probably be needing either a Type 2 or a Type 3 Turbidity Curtain. These barriers are designed specifically for moving waters and are equipped with components to help contain materials in currents.
Turbidity Curtain Considerations
In addition to your water conditions, other considerations include:
- Project Duration
- Wind Conditions (Speed, Direction)
- Additional Specifications or Requirements
Learn more about Turbidity Curtains.