Released On: October 27, 2005
The contract required two construction seasons to complete due to the remoteness of the site and inaccessibility from late October to mid-June due to snow. Some minor cleanup work at the site will be required next spring.
"The completion of the spillway will allow a reservoir restriction to be lifted that has been in place since 1999," said Larry Wolf, Reclamation Safety of Dams officer. "The restriction prevented the use of the spillway while corrective measures were being developed and implemented."
Reclamation plans to award a smaller contract next spring for a third drain that will extend across the downstream toe of the dam. This contract is expected to be completed early fall of 2006.
Grassy Lake Dam is a 118-foot-high dam constructed in 1939. It is owned by Reclamation and operated by Fremont-Madison Irrigation District.
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