River and Creek diversion explained by NCS Designers
A core service to the team at NCS Fluid Handling Systems is diversion services better known as River Diversion or Creek Bypasses. While simple on the surface there are many challenges to these types of projects that need to be incorporated into the design and successful operation.
River and creek diversions are systems used to temporarily redirect the flow of water around a construction site near a river, stream, or other water body. The purpose of these diversions is to create a dry work area that allows for the construction of pipelines or other infrastructure projects without interfering with the normal flow of the water.
A river or creek diversion typically involves the construction of a temporary dam or berm to divert the water to a different location, either through a channel or a pipe. The diverted water is then returned to its original course after the construction is completed.
River and creek diversions are important to supporting the building of pipelines near rivers, streams, and water bodies for several reasons:
- Protects the environment: Diversions help to minimize the impact of construction activities on the surrounding environment, including fish habitats and water quality.
- Prevents erosion: By diverting the flow of water around the construction site, diversions help to prevent erosion and sedimentation, which can have negative impacts on the surrounding ecosystem.
- Maintains water flow: Diversions allow for the construction of pipelines near rivers, streams, and water bodies without disrupting the normal flow of water. This helps to maintain water quality and prevent any negative impacts on downstream communities.
- Supports pipeline construction: By creating a dry work area, river and creek diversions make it easier and more efficient to construct pipelines and other infrastructure projects near water bodies.
In conclusion, river and creek diversions are important for the successful construction of pipelines near rivers, streams, and water bodies. They protect the environment, prevent erosion, maintain water flow, and support the construction of pipelines by creating a dry work area. It is important to carefully design and implement these diversions to minimize their impact on the environment and ensure the safety of the surrounding communities.