Diversion Boom in the Ottawa River

City of Ottawa

Diversion Boom in the Ottawa River

Design of a diversion boom on the Ottawa River to protect the Lemieux Island water intake from Frazil.

The project consists of the design of a diversion boom on the Ottawa River to protect the Lemieux Island water intake from Frazil. The contract includes the supply of all components and the installation of the boom.

For The City of Ottawa

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Reason For Project

Intake sucks in frazil ice and clogs it so they can’t supply water to the city.

Solution

Boom diverts the ice so it keeps moving down the river and forms a cover.

Outcome

Boom was built, installed and still in service.