Saddle Bluff Restoration Project

The Saddle Bluff Restoration Project was completed July 2013

  • In response to April 2013 breach, a geotechnical investigation identified areas of the canal embankment containing soils that are susceptible to erosion.
  • The main project goal was to minimize water seepage from the canal in those areas.
  • Piezometers were also installed in the canal embankment, to monitor groundwater levels.
  • Following review of a repair alternatives analysis, Huesker 123012 Canal lining was selected as the preferred alternative to meet the project goals.
  • The Huesker Canal liner is a geosynthetic membrane geocomposite; manufactured using a nonwoven material that is fully adhered to both sides of a polyethylene liner. The joints are glued and tested during installation.
  • A ¼" wire mesh was placed below the liner to prevent possible rodent damage to the liner.
  • Huesker Canal Liner is manufactured specifically for the purpose of reducing canal leakage and has an estimated design life of 20 to 30 years.
  • The project was completed in July 2013, and canal operations resumed in August 2013.
  1. Managing Director
    Installation of the Wire Mesh and Huesker Liner
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
    Completed Project
  4. Managing Director
    Completed Project