Referenz 9 El Zagal floodwall Fargo North Dakota USA 1

Temporary Flood Protection - terra stop log system

EL ZAGAL FLOOD PROTECTION, FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, USA

EL ZAGAL FLOODWALL, FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, USA.

The city of Fargo is situated on the Red River, which often flooded existing flood protection systems and roads in the winter months. Climate change and resultant changes to flood protection targets made it necessary to upgrade all dikes and secure the road crossings.

The main challenge for us was that this was our first project ever in the USA. So before we could enter the market we first had to convince the United States Corps of Army Engineers (USCAE) of the advantages of our system. Next we needed a license from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and acceptance under the Buy American Act. The whole process took around nine months, after which we could start work on implementation.

The road crossings are now protected by demountable barriers produced by us. In El Zagal a roughly 20 meter long, 1.5 meter high demountable barrier is operated in the event of flood alerts. The whole system was made in Germany and shipped in containers to Chicago, where it was handed over to our customer.



you might also be interested in

  • Back anchoring steel sheet pile wall with micropiles

    On the north bank, an armored steel sheet pile wall was to be placed in front of the existing seawall over a length of around 400 meters and tied back at specified points.


    To the post
  • Rehabilitation of a Landfill

    For groundwater capture, the landfill was provided with sheet pile walls, which were coated on both sides and provided with a permanent interlock seal.


    To the post
  • Dresden-Gholis Flood Protection System

    In the years 2002 and 2013, the Gohlis district of Dresden was completely flooded by the river Elbe. To permanently protect this part of town, we installed a complete flood protection system.


    To the post