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Lake Berkeley Dam Reconstruction Project

This blog contains a chronological account of progress that has been made in the Lake Berkeley Dam Reconstruction Project.

Oct 14

Dam Construction Reaches Substantial Completion

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Tom Rozier

City officials met with representatives from J M Wilkerson Construction and Piedmont Geotechnical Consultants at the Lake Berkeley Dam on Friday to inspect the dam. While there is a very short punch list of items to be resolved, the city engineer determined

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Sep 06

Work Resumes on Dam Reconstruction

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Tom Rozier

The dam is now stabilized with sod and all repairs to the slope have been made. The contractor has started the toe ditch repairs on the east end working westward. They will continue the toe ditch repairs for the next two to four weeks depending 

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Jul 23

Daily Rains Continue

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Tom Rozier

The contractor has completed all the work on the dam except final sodding and reconstruction of the sediment contaminated toe drain. Rain has caused slope erosion, which has washed sediment into the toe drain. Once the contractor repairs the erosion rills and completes the sodding of the dam, he will re-build the toe drain. It has been raining almost daily for several months. The frequent rain has saturated the dam face and made it impossible to properly repair and sod the slope. The dam face needs 4 to 7 days of dry weather to dry out and allow the contractor to resume work. Once the work is finished, the Georgia Safe Dams Program will perform a final inspection on the dam. 

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