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Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline Crossing, South of Victoria, TX. Bank erosion is threatening pipeline integrity Co-designed by River Research & Design, Inc. & Submar, Inc. Contractor: Submar, Inc. Not a flashy stream, stays on the flood for months at a time

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Guadalupe river @ williams pipeline crossing south of victoria tx
Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline Crossing, South of Victoria, TX

  • Bank erosion is threatening pipeline integrity

  • Co-designed by River Research & Design, Inc. & Submar, Inc. Contractor: Submar, Inc.

  • Not a flashy stream, stays on the flood for months at a time

  • Bed material: sand-silt-clay, not incised, rural.

  • Pool-riffle-pool regime, slope < 1%

  • Average width 100-150 ft, 10-18 ft tall banks


Pre project photos october 2004 to february 2005
PRE-PROJECT PHOTOS: Victoria, TXOCTOBER 2004 TO FEBRUARY 2005


Looking us at the exposed pipeline
Looking US at the exposed pipeline. Victoria, TX

PRE-PROJECT Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick-Oct 1, 2004


Looking ds at the exposed pipeline
Looking DS at the exposed pipeline Victoria, TX.

PRE-PROJECT Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick-Oct 1, 2004


Flow Victoria, TX


Willow planting
WILLOW PLANTING Victoria, TX


Very hot down in Victoria, TX {103 degrees}. This was the coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

CONSTRUCTION-Guadalupe River @ Pipeline-John Lewis-July 2005


The constructed soaking pool for the willows
The constructed soaking pool for the willows. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

CONSTRUCTION-Guadalupe River @ Pipeline-Derrick – June 3, 2005


Live Siltation above LPSTP coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).


Looking us prepping bank for willows
Looking US. Prepping bank for willows. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

CONSTRUCTION-Guadalupe River @ Pipeline-John Lewis-July 2005


Looking down slope @ row of willows
Looking down slope @ row of willows. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

CONSTRUCTION-Guadalupe River @ Pipeline-John Lewis-June 17, 2005


Looking us watering in live siltation willows
Looking US. Watering in Live Siltation willows coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

CONSTRUCTION-Guadalupe River @ Pipeline-John Lewis-July 2005


Looking ds @ willows and stone protection
Looking DS @ willows and stone protection. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

CONSTRUCTION-Guadalupe River @ Pipeline-John Lewis-June 17, 2005


High water. Looking downhill @ riprap & willows. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

13 MONTHS LATER-Guadalupe River Mark Bordelon 10-12-05


The before afters looking from upstream to downstream
THE BEFORE & AFTERS coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).LOOKING FROM UPSTREAM TO DOWNSTREAM


From US project limits, looking DS. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

PRE-PROJECT Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick-Oct 1, 2004


From us project limits looking ds
From US project limits, looking DS. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

26 MONTHS LATER-Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick 11-6-07


Looking ds at the exposed pipeline1
Looking DS at the exposed pipeline coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame)..

PRE-PROJECT Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick-Oct 1, 2004


Looking ds @ the protected pipeline
Looking DS @ the protected pipeline. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

26 MONTHS LATER-Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick 11-6-07


Looking ds at the exposed pipeline2
Looking DS at the exposed pipeline coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame)..

PRE-PROJECT Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick-Oct 1, 2004


From top bank looking across @ the protected pipeline
From top bank, looking across @ the protected pipeline. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

26 MONTHS LATER-Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick 11-6-07


Looking ds good deposition on stone dense willows
Looking DS, good deposition on stone, dense willows. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

26 MONTHS LATER-Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick 11-6-07


Uphill from the willows good deposition on riprap
Uphill from the willows, good deposition on riprap. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

26 MONTHS LATER-Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-Derrick 11-6-07


Thick ridge of deposition ds of willows
Thick ridge of deposition DS of willows. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

26 MONTHS LATER-Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-Derrick 11-6-07


Native willow seedlings growing on deposition on riprap
Native willow seedlings growing on deposition on riprap. coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).

26 MONTHS LATER-Guadalupe River @ Williams Pipeline-derrick 11-6-07


Peyton fred the aku
Peyton & Fred the Aku coldest day, it hit 112 degrees some days. We cut several hundred willows & soaked them for 10 days, then planted & watered them in (July-Aug time frame).


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