The Nuriootpa Flood Mitigation System protects the community of Nuriootpa from one in 100 year flood events. Demountable Flood Barriers were developed for five different locations across the township as part of a broader flood mitigation strategy, including earthen levees and masonry retaining walls.
Over 100 metres of Demountable Flood Barriers with associated storage racks were custom designed and manufactured by AWMA Water Control Solutions for The Barossa Council. Onsite training was conducted so Council staff (and interested onlookers) could experience first-hand just how easy they are to erect. The process was also well covered in the media giving the local community confidence that when living and working in close proximity to a natural waterway and flooding is imminent, equipment and procedures are now in place to protect the township.
Whilst the five locations selected for the Demountable Flood Barriers are quite different, AWMA worked in partnership with the Council to standardise the equipment, ensuring all installations are fast, accurate and most importantly, effective. Posts and aluminium sections are palleted and stored ready for transportation to site. Each site has permanent footings with removable kerb and guard railing sections as required. The footing covers are removed, posts inserted, seals laid and demountable barrier sections added to form flood protection up to 1.5m high (in this case).
Demountable Flood Barriers are manually deployed. They can be constructed by one person or very rapidly with a team. Other than the posts and barriers, no special skills, tools or equipment are required, so in an emergency situation anyone can assist.
The Demountable Flood Barrier can be constructed to any length, up to 2.5m high as standard.
AWMA manufacture a range of FloodFree Flood Barriers which include Demountable, Retractable, Concealed and Tilting Flood Barriers. Additionally, flood gates and broad-scale flood management solutions are custom-engineered by AWMA, contact us or visit our website for details.