Turbidity Curtain Anchoring
FAQ: Do I need anchoring for my turbidity curtain project?
Question: Is there an anchoring system for turbidity curtain? I have a project where I need to install one turbidity curtain, 100 feet x 5 feet, in a small pond. Do you offer the anchor system as well as the turbidity curtain? How do I know if I need this?
Answer: Anchoring systems for turbidity curtains are available in several different options to help keep your barrier in place in moving water conditions. Anchoring systems offered will typically include a steel anchor, rope and buoy to easily keep the barrier in position.
In general, the best way to know if you require a turbidity curtain anchor is to examine your water conditions. Calm water applications where there is no flow will typically feature the use of a Type 1 Turbidity Curtain. Since your location does not feature moving waters or waves, these calm water curtains will usually not require any type of anchoring to keep them in place. Curtains should stay in place without having to be anchored.
Moving Water Conditions
If, however, you are using a Type 2 or Type 3 Turbidity Curtain in a moving water area, you will need to anchor your system. This will be done at various intervals depending on your water conditions and containment requirements.
Anchoring systems will typically include the following components:
- Anchoring Rope
This system will allow you to anchor the barrier without having to physically attach the anchor to the barrier itself. Attaching an anchor directly to the barrier may place too much strain on the bottom of the curtain. By instead attaching the barrier to an anchored buoy, barriers can remain in place without additional strain.
For information on anchoring these barriers, please check out our Anchoring System for Turbidity Curtain Page.