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Bedload Interception

A new sustainable approach to sediment management exists that can help resolve sediment related issues. Streamside along with Kurtz Bros., Inc. are proud to offer Sediment Collectors which represent a new technology for sediment management that allows the natural energy of the waterway to self-harvest targeted sizes of bedload sediments.

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  • As bedload tumbling along the bottom of the river passes over an interceptor, the sediment will drop in the open grate hopper and be pumped on shore.
  • Water from the river is used to flush upward from the bottom of the hopper, raising the sediments, which are drawn with a pump as slurry through a pipe and fed to a screw conveyor on shore. 
  • Sands fall off the end of the screw conveyor through a sorter where it is stacked and made available to the open market as a uniform sand or aggregate.


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  • Scalable for a wide variety of sediment harvesting applications
  • Selectively capture and remove targeted harmful or excess bedload sediments
  • Capture excess bedload sediment during regular flows or major storm events
  • Lower downstream grade to reduce flooding and reduce sediment deposition
  • Reduce sediment deposition in navigation channels
  • Sediment can be reclaimed, providing an inexpensive source for clean sand


Notable Projects

Cuyahoga River Pilot Project



For more information on our Sediment Collectors, please call Jason Ziss at 216.986.7019


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Kurtz Brothers Inc.
6415 Granger Road Independence, OH 44131
Phone: 216.986.7000