CHANNEL LINING WITH GABIONS
Gabions are the frequent choice of engineers for channel lining design solutions since they provide economical construction for embankment stability, scour protection ... ensuring long term functional and structural integrity.
Gabions constructed of welded or twisted wire are the common materials used for lining channels. Vertical wall channels utilize rectangular shaped gabion baskets for the side walls and gabion mattresses for the channel bottom.
Channels with sloped side walls are usually lined with gabion mattresses on the slope sides and bottom
Unlike rigid wall solutions solutions, gabions form a flexible, permeable, monolithic structure that promotes rapid growth of natural vegetation and contributes to significant water filtering and greater run-off volumes