Repairing the Dam

Repairing the dam might seem simple as simple as adding more concrete to the existing structure – but it is much more complex than that.  The fact that the dam has survived through many high water events over many years is a testament to the value of thoughtful planning, excellent engineering, and a dedicated construction team.

Three key elements are required to develop the most appropriate restoration and repair strategy:  1) a detailed site survey to establish how much erosion has occurred from the dam’s original height and width (and how widespread the erosion is), 2) a hydrologic/hydraulic study and modeling for the expected volume and velocity of a 100-year flood event, and 3) a bore hole survey of the subsurface sediment and rock formation under the dam.

We want to ensure that this repair is done right and that the community can rely on this resource for generations to come.