Product: Geotube® Marine Structures Technology
Application: Wetlands Creation
Location: Chocolate Bay, Texas
This region on the east coast of Texas (near Galveston) would eventually become the site of a new wetlands area. [Area is highlighted with red oval in photo 1.] The project involved capturing dredge spoils.
Geotube® units were filled from the dredge and used to build a containment area [photo 2]. The flexibility of the Geotube® containers allowed the units to be curved to fit the planned area [photo 3]. The units were overlapped at the ends to form a secure barrier [photo 4].
As the bay area is further filled with dredge spoils, it will be turned into a wetlands area for wildlife.