Army Corps team to investigate Foster Dam embankment safety
October 24, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dam Safety team on Monday, Oct. 22, began a geotechnical investigation at Foster Dam that will include boring into the dam’s embankment or rock-fill portion of the dam.
The work is part of a larger geotechnical assessment where data from the borings will provide information on the physical properties of the dam.
The dam safety team will then use the data to study how the dam will perform under various conditions.
Corps staff anticipates completing the drilling by the end of October and the team doesn’t foresee road closures; however, it is possible...