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Turbidity Curtains

Turbidity Curtain

Turbidity Curtain

Turbidity curtain is the silt fence of water. It is an in-water barrier for retaining and stopping the migration of silt into open water systems around shoreline or marine construction.

Our turbidity curtains are made to order and are manufactured in the USA to meet DOT requirements and site specifications for turbidity restraint and design compliance.

Options include:
  • Types: Type I, Type II, and Type III
  • Permeability: Pervious (geotextile fabric) or Impervious (PVC coated)
  • Length of Skirt: 3 feet is the most common but skirts can be as long as 100 linear feet
  • Length of Section: 50 or 100 linear feet increments


Types of Curtains

Type I or Calm Water : Should be used in protected areas where there is no current and the area is sheltered from wind and waves.

Type II or Fast Water : Should be used in areas where there may be slow to moderate running current (up to 2 knots or 3.5 feet per second) and/or wind and wave action which can affect the curtain.

Type III or Rough Water : Should be used in areas where considerable current (up to 3 knots or 5 feet per second) may be present, where tidal action may be present, and/or where the curtain is potentially subject to wind and wave action.


Colonial also provides oil containment booms and accessories for spills and marine clean up projects.


Type I Pervious
Type I Impervious
Type II Pervious
Type II Impervious
Type III Pervious
Type III Impervious