Floating Turbidity Curtain for a Small Creek
FAQ: Can you help me pick the right turbidity curtain?
Question: I need a rough quote on a floating turbidity curtain for a small creek that is calm, but has a slight current. It is about 75 ft. wide with varying depth up to about 14 feet in the center channel. I believe that the type 2 is probably the right option for my location, but I am not sure. Can you help? What are the costs involved with this turbidity curtain?
Answer: Thank you for the inquiry. When using turbidity curtains for any kind of moving water location, the Type II Turbidity Curtain is typically the best option. These turbidity curtains are designed specifically for locations where there will be some kind of moving water and are well equipped to handle currents up to 1.5 knots and waves up to 3' in height.
Turbidity Curtain Options for Varying Depths
In order to accommodate varying depths, there are a couple of different options you could consider depending on what is causing the fluctuations. Since you are only requiring a small length option, the best options would be to use either a reefing system or a tidal compensator. These options can help in adjusting the depth of your curtain to meet different depth requirements.
For varying depths in the water bottom, a reefing system can be a reliable choice. This system will allow you roll up or adjust the depth of your curtain to matching the changing depths of the creek.
The second option commonly used for this type of variation is a tidal compensator. As its name suggests, this equipment is designed for locations where there are fluctuations in water depths due to tidal influences. The tidal compensator is attached to both the end of the section and a stationary object such as a piling or barrier in the water. As the water rises, the tidal compensator will move up and down adjusting the height of curtain. Standard and HD models are both available, depending water conditions.
Floating Turbidity Curtain Costs
In order to receive pricing on a type 2 floating turbidity curtain, please feel free to contact us by email, phone or form to request a quote that includes pricing for one of these units.