Spillways & Flood Banks

Salix’s range of high performance anti-erosion products have been used as part of a number of large scale flood defence projects.

We have extensive experience of spillway protection using the Tensar range of Composite Turf Reinforcement Matting (C-TRM) i.e. VMax C350 and P550 mats that are designed to provide long-term, vegetated erosion protection and permanent turf reinforcement in a range of applications that include spillways, critical-flow channels, stream banks, and shorelines.

You can read more about our techniques on spillways.


Aerial shot of erosion management works

Salix Erosion Products Used in Flood Protection Repair Works

Salix’s erosion management products used in works to repair flood defences. Rock Rolls, Coir Rolls, native wetland plants and VMax C350 were all essential ingre…

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VMax P550 turf reinforcement mat showing good vegetation growth

Erosion Control on Loch Garry Spillway

Erosion control using Tensar VMax P550 on Loch Garry spillway and embankments

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Rock mattress tie in detail at hydraulic jump zone with Vmax C350

Sandwich Flood Alleviation and Spillway Scheme

The £21.7 million flood defence scheme involved works on 16 individual reaches of the river and it reduced the risk of tidal flooding to 488 homes and 94 commer…

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Scour Protection at Lhanbryde Spillway

Following the 2005 £2million Lhanbryde Flood Alleviation Scheme, near Elgin in Moray, in Summer 2014, Salix worked with Royal HaskoningDHV engineers to improve…

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Conwy Flood Alleviation and Spillway Scheme

Salix supplied 9000m2 of VMax3 Shear stress turf in September 2009. Just 2 months later the area experienced the worst flooding in 25 years of recording with fl…

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