Progresso, Mexico

 

Product:         Geotube® Marine Structures Technology

Application:   Breakwaters


Location:       Progresso, Mexico

Installation:   2005/2006

 

The Challenge:

Many beaches of Progresso were destroyed by a series of hurricanes in 2005.  The community needed to protect their remaining beaches and start to rebuild the shoreline.

The Solution:

Geotube® containers were installed along the shoreline as part of the restoration project [photo 2]. After the units were installed, the beachfront began to recover. 

The Results:

Eventually the Geotube® units were almost completely covered by the renourished beach [photo 3].  The sands continue to grow for this coastal area [photo 4].

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