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Rockfall Protection - El Yeso dam 2022

The Yeso Reservoir is a tourist attraction at all times of the year, it contains 253 million cubic meters of water, an altitude of 3000 meters, its turquoise waters are accessed by the banks of the Yeso River. In this sector there is only one very narrow road with little vehicular traffic, there is no adequate signage so it must be handled with care.

Rockfall Protection - El Yeso dam 2022

RXE-3000 barrier seen from the mountain towards the valley

Rockfall Protection - El Yeso dam 2022

The barrier protects the narrow road to El Yeso dam

Rockfall Protection - El Yeso dam 2022

The barrier has a height of 5 meters and extends for 580 meters in length

Rockfall Protection - El Yeso dam 2022

The barrier protects the road to the El Yeso reservoir for a length of 580 meters

Rockfall Protection - El Yeso dam 2022

Both cargo trucks and tourist vehicles that visit the area pass through this road; it is essential to protect against falling rocks

Rockfall Protection - El Yeso dam 2022

The ROCCO ring net is complemented by a secondary mesh to retain the smaller rocks.

 

Systems

 

System length

- 580 m

 

Year of installation

2022

Initial situation

Due to the constant rockfalls that affected traffic and tourists visiting the area, it was decided to implement a protection system to control rockfalls in a 580 meters long section.

Description

The technical specifications defined the length of the area to be protected at 580 meters. The flexible barrier had to have an energy absorption capacity of 3000 kJ.

Watch the video for a flight along this rockfall barrier.

Contractor

Other participating companies

Climbers

Protected object

Road, Touristic infrastructure

Corrosion protection

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