Several smaller projects included in Wolf Creek Dam funding

As reported on local news last week, Wolf Creek Dam is receiving much needed funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for several smaller projects.

A more in-depth look at the $5.45 million total shows that $2.8 million has been allocated for power plant supervisory control and data acquisition, which is is being done in order to reduce the cost of operating the power plant, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.

A total of $2 million has been allocated to replace the concrete deck of the bridge and dam section. The concrete section of the bridge deck has reached a point where work crews must patch potholes but the patch work is only a temporary measure to correct the issue and as the roadway continues to deteriorate and rebar is exposed, it leads to a decrease in structural integrity.

Lastly, a total of $650,000 was allocated to replace the protective coating of the bridge section, which supports the roadway section over the dam.

All of the projects have yet to get underway.