Product: Geotube® Marine Structures Technology
Application: Sand Dune Cores
Location: Santa Maria, California
Shoreline protection from further erosion was needed during El Nino storms.
Geotube® marine containment technology was used for the shoreline project on the California coast. The project began with Geobag® units being placed in open dump truck beds [photo 2]. Each container was dry filled with sand from a hopper [photo 3], closed off, and then lifted by a crane into position at the top of the ocean bluff above the eroded slope [photos 4-5].
Natural erosion caused the Geobag® containers to fall to the waterline, where they prevented further erosion and damage [photo 6].