Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg
Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern 2011 - Geobrugg

Milibach Torrent, Hasliberg, Canton of Bern

view address in Google Maps  Share
Street
Oberstafel
ZIP code
6086
Place
Hasliberg Reuti
Country/Region
Switzerland
Year of installation
2011
Customer
.
Systems
Multi hazard barrier
System height
7.0 m
System length
500 m - 7 m
Corrosion protection
GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING®
Number of barriers
13
Retention capacity
10000 m³
Other installed applications
Debris Flow & Shallow Landslide Protection
Situation

In August 2005, a storm in the Weiler Reuti and in Meiringen had caused serious debris coverage and severe damage. To protect the two settlements, a cascade comprised of 13 flexible debris flow barriers was installed to retain a cumulative volume of up to 10,000 m³ was installed.

On October 10, 2011, heavy rainfall triggered a shallow landslide containing a total of 2,000 m³ of schist in the drainage area of the Milibach river. Approximately 80 mm of rain had fallen onto a 70 cm layer of existing snow in 12 hours. The Swiss Federal Office for Environment (FOEN) categorized these heavy rainfalls as the 100-year event.

Description

This multilevel debris flow barrier system successfully retained an estimate 2,000 m³ of debris from the October 2011 100-year event before the slide had any opportunity to gain momentum and cause significant damage, as had happened in 2005. The event filled barrier no. 2 completely and barrier no. 5 partially. Barrier 1, which was situated above where the shallow landslide was triggered, remained unaffected, while barriers 3 and 4 were not filled as they have a higher basal opening.

Stopping the 2,000 m³ of debris helped prevent further erosion along the unstable banks of the Milibach River and dissipated an event that could have caused damage to the settlements further downstream. After an in-depth investigation during an on-site inspection, the customer decided to leave barrier no. 2 filled to protect the riverbanks. The debris held by barrier no. 5 is also being left and should be carried away over time as the water drains naturally.

Your local contact

Head office and production
Head office and production
 
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
Algodones NM 87001 / USA
Phone +1 505 771 4080
Mobile  

Contact form

Kevin H. Coyle
Kevin H. Coyle
Regional Manager Northeast
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
3 Beaudet Terr
Columbia CT 06237 / USA
Mobile +1 860 377 3230

Contact form

Saleh Feidi
Saleh Feidi
Regional Manager California
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
8921 Emperor Ave.
San Gabriel, California 91775 / USA
Mobile +1 909 706 8964

Contact form

John Kalejta
John Kalejta
Regional Manager Central US
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
3215 67th Avenue Pl
Greeley CO 80634 / USA
Mobile +1 505 220 1404

Contact form

Bob Lyne
Bob Lyne
Regional Manager Southeast
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
8004 Windspray Drive
Summerfield NC 27358 / USA
Mobile +1 336 337 0945

Contact form

Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
General Manager Geobrugg North America
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
Algodones NM 87001 / USA
Phone +1 505 771 4080
Mobile +1 505 400 0796

Contact form

Tim Shevlin
Tim Shevlin
Sales Director
Natural Hazards, Geotechnical products, Aquaculture
Geobrugg North America, LLC
4676 Commercial St. SE, PMB 174
Salem OR 97302 / USA
Mobile +1 503 423 7258

Contact form