FloodBreak® passive flood barriers were installed as part of the IBWC Levee Flood Control project to raise those levees for FEMA accreditation.
The International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) has responsibility for applying the boundary and water treaties between the United States and Mexico. It is rehabilitating 122 miles of Rio Grande flood control to comply with levee standards established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
FloodBreak is supplying custom roadway floodgates at levee crossings all along the Rio Grande levee flood control project in Texas and New Mexico.
Passive Roadway floodgates are currently installed on major highways and bridge crossings at Mission TX, Ft. Hancock TX, Alamo TX, Pharr TX, Mercedes TX, Canutillo, TX and Sunland Park, NM.
The FloodBreak Roadway Gate is a fully-engineered system designed for continuous traffic service in open roadways.
In addition to meeting HS-25 specifications for vehicle loads, the system is specially coated for extreme wear conditions and is designed for long service life with heavy safety factors in the most demanding environments.