Geosynthetics: Many Products, Many Uses

This article describes the use of geosynthetics, using case examples from the Snake River Valley of eastern Idaho. The area, called the New Sweden Irrigation District, manages the Porter Canal and other waterways in an area of 27,489 acres. The district is regulated by the Bureau of Reclamation, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The article describes the use of geocomposite liners, which have a top and bottom layer of nonwoven material; the use of geogrid products for highway widening; slope stabilization for an airport runway; the use of geosynthetic materials for Houston’s Reliant Stadium which was built on expansive clay soil; and the use of geosynthetic materials to provide drainage and prevent erosion in a parking lot.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 30-37
  • Serial:
    • Erosion Control
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Forester Media
    • ISSN: 1073-7227

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2016 1:24PM