Rio Gurabo Bank Stabilization


The project consists of the design, permitting and construction supervision for streambank erosion control for Gurabo River. Rock vanes were used to provide a natural channel design strategy. These types of instream structures are environmentally friendly inasmuch as they allow for the development of riparian vegetation. This is an innovative method and is the first project of this type developed in Puerto Rico. Hydrologic-hydraulic simulations were performed to determine the appropriate rock size of the vanes to guarantee its permanence. The firm also performed all agencies permitting, developed civil design drawings and provided inspection during construction.