When You Live Below The Dam

Scary days for the people in Whaley Bridge, UK. The Toddbrook Reservoir dam ruptured; it was feared that the town could be flooded. Over 1,500 residents evacuated. What to do? Well: 1.Prevent further damage to the dam and 2. Drain the reservoir. RAF helicopters were called in to drop sandbags, and Hytrans high-volume pumps from

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Vive La France, Vive NoFloods.

When the water levels in La Seine rose fast the French inhabitants of Troyes were quite skeptical about this 500 meter long white big double sausage filled with water. After all, it was not even French! But soon they learned it actually worked a treat and prevented enormous flood damage to their homes. The French

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SQUEEZE RAMP

A Hytrans squeeze ramp keeps roads accessible for traffic by bridging flexible or lay flat water hoses up to 150mm (or 6″). The squeeze ramp is easy to deploy and provides a strong and effective bridge that is durable and all-weather resistant. When the hose is pressurized, it remains pressed in the oval shape in

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Yes, it is a net with rocks

More than 700,000 of these Kyowa Filter Unit rock bags have been used around the world in the last 30 years. That means it is proven and tested. Guess what: Now available in Australia and New Zealand too. The concept is simple and works well. Fill very strong Kyowa Filter Unit rock bags with (your

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20 seconds about your bridges and Japan

Tasmania has 1,300 bridges, South Australia has 1,500, Brisbane alone has 20. You do the maths for all of Australia and New Zealand. The issue is that many bridges over time deal with erosion of river beds, while fast flowing floods can do real damage. Most vulnerable are the pylons, where water flows increase in

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