Levee Dimensions

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NyssaAquatica
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Levee Dimensions

Postby NyssaAquatica » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:02 pm

We're looking to build a levee around our camp house and I want to know what other folks have used as their height to width ratio. For example, a pdf I found from LSU recommends 7 feet width for every 1 foot in height. So, what have y'all done?
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Re: Levee Dimensions

Postby mallardchaser » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:02 pm

Ride through the south delta and you will see plenty of 5-6’ wide, 5-8’ tall levees to hold the water out.

The LSU deal is probably for a lake; 5’=35’ wide? Heck the Reservoir levee isn’t that wide.
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Re: Levee Dimensions

Postby DanP » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:12 pm

3:1 is comfortable to maintain. 2:1 cheaper but doable.
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Re: Levee Dimensions

Postby novacaine » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:48 am

NyssaAquatica wrote:We're looking to build a levee around our camp house and I want to know what other folks have used as their height to width ratio. For example, a pdf I found from LSU recommends 7 feet width for every 1 foot in height. So, what have y'all done?


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