Project Highlights

The KWL-designed Fitzsimmons Creek Debris Barrier is featured on the cover of Geosynthetics magazine’s August/September 2012 issue. The barrier is designed to protect Whistler, BC from devastating debris floods on Fitzsimmons Creek.

The 8-metre high debris barrier is designed to store 34,000 m³ of debris and withstand an impact equivalent to a 2,800 kilogram boulder slamming into it at 5 metres per second. The structure is British Columbia’s first large-scale debris barrier designed specifically for debris floods, and the design concept for it is thought to be unique in the world.

The article is available by clicking the link in Project Resources above.