Estuary Remediation Using Geotube® Dewatering Technology

Light Industrial | DATE POSTED: January 18, 2018

Canal do Fundão is a 6 km long artificial estuary formed in the early 1950’s. Over time sediment has built up in the canal and it has not been able to self-flush for the last 20 years. A comprehensive testing program for contaminant types and concentrations was carried out along the length of the canal. It was decided to dewater the dredged contaminated sediments in specially designed cells using Geotube® dewatering containers. Once the dewatering was completed the cells would be capped and vegetated and become part of the natural landscape of Fundão Island.