Due to major rain events a small tributary leading to the Lavaca River began to enlarge at a rapid rate. The expansion of this tributary lead to major erosion of the tributary threatening a natural gas pipeline ROW corridor. Ecodyne was contacted to inspect and evaluate the current erosion.
Through our initial inspection of the site, Ecodyne performed a detailed topographic survey of the existing conditions to further evaluate the problem. Our design team collaborated over many different possible solutions to solve the erosion issues. Ecodyne’s goal is always to have our client’s best interest in mind by providing the most cost-effective solution without jeopardizing the integrity of the engineering principles. The project called for the use of a combination of Gabion welded wire boxes, Reno welded wire mattresses, and rock rip rap to be installed as a solution to erosion control and pipeline protection.