Wolf Creek Dam to undergo $109M spillway gates replacement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin a spillway gates replacement project on Wolf Creek Dam that will cost more than $109 million.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District awarded a $109,450,000 contract to American Bridge Company for the project.

A study performed in 2016 revealed that 10 spillway tainter gates are subject to overstress.

Replacement of gates will occur between June and November each year, as this is considered the dry season and there is a lower lake level and less risk for flooding. No significant changes to the lake water levels is expected.

The project is fully funded by the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022.

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