Huepach, Canton of Berne

Huswald, 3765, Oberwil, Simmental, Швейцария
Специальные решения
Community of Oberwil, dept for flood control
Emch & Berger, Berne
Защищаемый объект
Дорога, Железнодорожная линия, Строительство, Жилой район
Высота системы
6.0м, 14.0м
Длина системы
10 m - 40 m
Защита от коррозии
Количество барьеров
Удерживающая способность
> 1000 m³

As a result of three heavy thunderstorms during the nineties, the mountain creek Hüpach caused shallow landslides, debris flows, and deluges. Debris and boulders blocked roads and railways in Oberwil near Interlaken. To prevent future hazards, our customer Schwellenkorporation Oberwil decided to install two retention structures. The construction is designed for a 300-year debris flow event. This project was a joint endeavor of the sister companies Geobrugg and Fatzer.

Benefits of the chosen solution:

  • Minimal material requirement – an important factor because of limited site accessability
  • Low total costs
  • Minimized impact to nature
  • Highest possible drainage permeability
  • Full functionality of the entire system


The barrier was planned and installed to protect settled areas within the community, highly endangered by debris flow and flooding. The goal for the client (and therewith for GEOBRUGG and the planner) was to find a cost effective solution to saveguard lives, buildings and property.

Key figures of the drainage basin:

  • Retention capacity: 16´000 m³
  • Average slope inclination in the flow channel: 32 %
  • Length of the main channel: 4150 m
  • The peak discharge for a return period of 300 years is 350 m³/s. Debris flow modelling was calculated using the software RAMMS from SLF / WSL (Switzerland).

This solution is also documented in a video

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Isacco Toffoletto
Isacco Toffoletto
Ticino Country Manager
Инженерная защита, Горнодобывающая промышленность / Туннели
Geobrugg AG Ticino
Stabile Cometal, via Pizzante 7
6595 Riazzino / Швейцария
Roger Moor
Roger Moor
Country Manager Ost- und Zentralschweiz, Liechtenstein
Инженерная защита, берегоукрепление, Горнодобывающая промышленность / Туннели
Геобругг АГ
Аахштрассе 11
8590 Романсхорн / Швейцария
René Müller
René Müller
Country Manager Kantone AG BE BL BS FR GE JU NE SO VD VS
Инженерная защита, Горнодобывающая промышленность / Туннели
Геобругг АГ
Industriestrasse 21
5200 Brugg / Швейцария