Dix Dam Face Slab Repair
June , 2011
Upon completion in the mid 1920’s, Dix Dam was the largest rock filled dam in the world standing approximately 287 feet above the riverbed. It was built in the private sector by it’s current owner, Kentucky Utilities Company, to create a reservoir for operating a hydroelectric generating station.
Global was selected to perform and manage repair work to an existing earth filled dam. Divers removed debris including cars, trees, and sediment from several areas of the dam and then these areas were surveyed using sonar and tactile methods. Damaged areas of the face slab were covered using sheet membrane secured to the face of the dam. Work took place in up to 140 feet of water.