[Assam] geo-tube dyke
dasmk2k at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 13:46:45 IST 2009
The job was reportedly given to a Malaysian Company at a cost of Rs. 140
crores (if I remember correctly). First time our good old thikadars and
nuniyas are out. Was wondering what this technology is like. Can you explain
a bit more.? Pl be reminded that the area witnesses huge siltation.
On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 6:28 PM, Chan Mahanta <cmahanta at charter.net> wrote:
> This is a very good solution.
> Dredge the channels and fill the Geotubes with the slurry. Arrange the
> tubes in a herring-bone pattern to divert the current towards the dredged
> channels to prevent silting and keeping the deepened channels open!
> The big question is the cost of the Geotubes. It must be a petrochemical
> product, thus expensive. The other question is what happens when a tube
> fails? does it compromise the entire structure? I suspect not. But has to be
> taken into account.
> At 5:26 AM -0700 6/2/09, Dilip and Dil Deka wrote:
>> The picture is from the Assam Tribune. This is an interesting concept that
>> has proved successful in many parts of the world including Galveston,
>> Texas.. To understand the concept, visit the Website of the Malaysian
>> company doing the work (below). The strength is in the geotextile till it
>> gets covered up.
>> The geo-tube dyke under construction at Matmora area in Lakhimpur
>> district. - Photo: Samarendra Sarma.
>> The website:
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