Texas Boom Company has produced a number of silt curtains recently from dredging projects across the US. As you would expect, as a dredging operation takes place, mud and sand are stirred into the adjacent water. This material remains suspended in the water until it washes away or settles back to the bottom. Dredgers use floating silt curtains (turbidity curtains) to keep silk and sediment from migrating while suspended. This helps to avoid muddying local waterways during the dredging process. Whether used to meet regulatory requirements or simply as a courtesy to others, silt curtains are effective in helping to reduce sediment runoff.
Three recent projects are highlighted below, selected because our customers were kind enough to share pictures of the silt curtains in use.