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 a 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.


Case Studies

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Reservoir Dogs

There may not be a Mr Blonde or Mr Pink on the scene, but there are plenty of Mr Orange with our specialist Salix team. Salix have recently completed a project…

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Aerial shot of erosion management works
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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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Conwy overtopping winter 2015
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Conwy Spillway Success

In 2009 Team Van Oord installed 9000m2 of Salix’s VMax Shear Stress Turf as part of the Conwy Flood Alleviation Scheme, seven years and many major overtopping e…

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VMax P550 turf reinforcement mat showing good vegetation growth
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Erosion Control on Loch Garry Spillway

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

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VMax P550 turf reinforcement mat showing good vegetation growth
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Erosion Control on Loch Garry Spillway

Tensar VMax P550 is designed for use as erosion control on steep slopes, high-flow channels, spillways, and shorelines.

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Rock mattress tie in detail at hydraulic jump zone with Vmax C350
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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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Installing Ifield boardwalk piles
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Lake Desilting & Environment Improved at Ifield Mill Pond

Salix is working with Crawley Borough Council and Jacksons Civil Engineering to help improve Ifield Mill Pond & Water Gardens, the area’s most important wet…

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Rock mattress tie in detail at hydraulic jump zone with Vmax C350
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Sandwich Flood Alleviation Scheme

The £21.7 million flood defence scheme involves works on 16 individual reaches of the River Stour and will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to 488 homes and 94…

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B5106 looking towards Llanrwst floods
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Spillways Surge Ahead!

B5106 looking towards Llanrwst floods Salix have extensive experience of spillway protection offering advice to engineers involved in this area of expertise. Ou…

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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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