Silt Curtain for Dredging
Dredging Operations with Floating and Staked Silt Curtain
Question: I am in need of a silt curtain for dredging. Do you have both the floating turbidity curtain and the staked curtain? If so, how tall is the staked curtain? What heights do you have in floating barriers? I am dredging sand and silt in a fairly calm area. There is not really any current, but there is a little wave action.
Answer: Thank you for contacting us! We do offer both the floating and staked silt barrier units for the control of silt and turbidity in your location. These barriers come in a wide range of depths, lengths, and sizes to meet multiple erosion control requirements. Silt curtain detail can be seen below.
Floating Silt Curtain
The Floating Silt Curtain is a favorite for silt and sediment containment during dredging and other water-related projects. Our barriers contain a top flotation device that allows the curtain to float in the water, controlling silt and sediment both above and below the water surface.
Since you have mentioned that you will be using this unit in fairly calm conditions, you could probably consider using either the Type 1 or Type 2 turbidity curtain. Choosing between the two will depend on the type of wave action that is occurring and/or how much the dredging will move the water.
- Depths: The depths of these curtains can be anywhere from 3 to 100 feet deep.
- Lengths: The lengths of these curtains typically come in sections of either 50 or 100 feet in length.
For more silt curtain detail, visit Floating Silt Curtain for Dredging.
Staked Silt Curtain
If you are looking to control silt and sediment on the land, the Staked Silt Curtain may be the best option. These turbidity control devices are designed specifically for water runoff control on construction sites and other site locations.
When compared to the silt fence, these staked silt curtains are significantly higher in strength for land-based control. They are most frequently used in areas dealing with sheet flow or run-off, although they can also be used for dredging operations.
- Standard Length: 100 feet
- Typical Height: 44.5 inches