Structural

NRCS Increases Safety with Dam Rehabilitation Project

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 by Jason Davis
In Structural, tagged in Boiling Springs Dam Rehabilitation

Boiling Springs 1 is an existing dam structure that was constructed in 1973 in Latimer County, Oklahoma. It has operated for 45 of its 50-year design life. This site was originally designed as a low hazard structure. However, it has since been re-classified as a high hazard due to downstream development. To increase safety for […]

4 Tested Strategies for Maintaining Lakes and Dams

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 by Jason Davis
In Structural, tagged in

Performing routine assessments is critical to maintaining the integrity of dams and lakes. Catching issues early increases safety for those in the area and often translates to a lower project cost. For more than three decades, we’ve conducted these checks and have developed a list of four key takeaways. You’ll find each one below. Conduct […]

Relief Well Maintenance

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Structural, tagged in Tags: , , , , http://affinis.us/relief-well-maintenance/

Relief wells are constructed to provide pressure relief caused by floodwaters at the landward toe of the levee. Excessive pressure at the landward toe of a levee can cause sand boils to develop. When this occurs, levee material moves (called piping). If enough material is piped from the foundation, a direct path can be created, […]

Periodic Levee Inspections

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Jason Davis
In Structural, tagged in Tags: , , , periodic levee inspections

Periodic levee inspections are critical to maintaining a safe, effective system for flood damage reduction. Over the last five years, we’ve worked on a number of these projects. In fact, we recently completed our fourth task order for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District as part of our nationwide dam and levee […]