Shallow Water Equipment

There are a few different equipment options for dealing with spills in shallow water, where conventional boom will not be effective. WCSS has three options within the system:

Turner Valley Gates

Turner Valley gates are sections of steel fencing with stands and a small 30cm wide plastic skirt on the bottom that is designed to deflect oil to a recovery area.

Located in:   Area M | Area Q

 

Creek Booms

Creek Boom is similar to conventional boom but significantly smaller. It has a total width of 30cm and is much lighter than conventional boom. There is 166 meters of Creek boom available for use.

Located in:   Area C  | Area S

 

Aqua-Dams

An Aqua-Dam is a bladder contains 2 inserts that can be filled with water and used to either divert slow moving bodies of water or in some cases, stop the flow completely. The Aqua-dam is effective when working on a slow moving river or creating a containment and recovery area. This bladder is 30m long and 2.5 m wide and it is highly recommended that users have previous installation experience.

Located in:   Area I/J

 

 

Watergate Dams

Watergate dams are water barriers designed to either stop or control flow in a shallow, slow moving water body, or divert water towards a shoreline or containment device. The Watergate dams is most effective in slow current and water depths of less than .5m. They come in 25ft long sections and can be deployed by 1 or 2 people.