Flapgate controls water flow

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Abstract

A specially designed flapgate, scheduled to be completed in January, will control water flow and prevent water stagnation in a 55-acre sheltered harbor in Florida.

The $600,000 flapgate, developed by Gee & Johnson Engineers-Architects-Planners, Inc., in West Palm Beach, creates a natural flushing action that will allow water to flow from the ocean through the sheltered harbor at Sailfish Point near Stuart, Florida, and into the Indian River. Simultaneously, the flapgate will prevent debris-laden river water from flowing back into the harbor. A continuous water flow will be maintained to prevent stagnation and settlement of debris in the 24-m harbor.

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