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Georgia wake park installs HydroTurf on banks, shorelines

July 24, 2014  - By

Terminus, a cable-pulled wake park at LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center Complex in Emerson, Ga., installed a HydroTurf system by Watershed Geosynthetics. The synthetic turf system contains HydroBinder, a 5,000 psi cementitious infill, around the banks and shorelines.

HydroTurf is a patent-pending revetment system designed for environmental and aesthetic benefits of vegetation as well as the performance and maintenance benefits of hard armor.

“In creating this facility, we’ve set out to build and operate one of the finest cable wakeboard parks in the world,” says Chase Andrews, general manager of Terminus. “HydroTurf certainly added to the innovation and uniqueness of the park. We are looking forward to reaping the benefits of less maintenance.”

The system eliminates shoreline erosion by maintaining the slope of the shoreline area while absorbing the energy of the waves without washing away the underlying soil. It also reduces turbidity from the Georgia red clay soils allowing for cleaner, clearer lake water.

“In the case of the Terminus Wake Park, we were specifically looking to address wave attack protection and overall aesthetics since it is a five-star, heavily visited destination in the state of Georgia,” says Brad Cooley, vice president of civil applications for Watershed Geosynthetics.

With two six-station Sesitec cable systems and System 2.0, the park’s signature is an elaborate series of park features and sliders.

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