Silt Curtain for a Silt Pond
Silt Curtain to Protect a Fresh Water Pond
Question: I am looking for a silt curtain for my freshwater pond. It is a silt pond for a sand washing plant. It is slow moving water so I would say I need a medium curtain. My project will last more than three years.
Answer: Thank you for contacting us! For the type of project you have described, we would recommend using the Type 2 Silt Curtain for your silt pond. Made as one of our Type 2 models, these barriers are made with robust materials to help the curtain hold up in in your location for the duration of your project.
Typical specifications for Type 2 Heavy Duty will include the following:
- Marine Grade Flotation (8", 10" or 12" models)
- PVC Fabric Materials
- Bottom Ballast Chain
- Section Lengths of 50 or 100 feet
- Depth of anywhere from 3 to 100 feet
When compared to a medium duty model, the heavy duty barrier is made with thicker fabric options to handle increased demands.
Type 2 Silt Curtain
Type 2 Silt Barrier is designed for medium duty water conditions with moving currents and waves. These curtains are typically designed for the maximum water conditions of 1.5 knots and wave heights of 3 feet. If the water in your location exceeds this amount, you may consider moving up to a Type 3 Silt Curtain.
By installing your curtain around your washing area, potentially harmful materials can be quickly contained. This can help keep all your silt in a single location, working to prevent contamination into your fresh water pond. If you have any questions regarding the installation of these curtains, please see our Installation Guide or give us a call!