In order to design the fabric barrier to be able to withstand the hydrostatic forces of the river, an equation for the force on the barrier needed to be determined.
An equation for the forces is developed here: Derivation of the Force Equations
Experiments that verify this equation can be found here: Experimental Data
These equations were used to predict the forces on the barrier can be found here: Force Calculation.
The barrier was designed to match cross section C of the stream found here: Stream Cross Sections