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MANITOU PARK DAM

MERL sampled and evaluated the concrete in the spillway structure of Manitou Park Dam. We are currently in the process of evaluating repair alternatives for the spillway and stilling basin.

 A view of the spillway looking North
A view of the spillway looking North
MERL drilling crew taking concrete core samples from the spillway crest
MERL drilling crew taking concrete core samples from the spillway crest MERL drilling crew taking concrete core samples from the bottom of the spillway
MERL drilling crew taking concrete core samples from the bottom of the spillway MERL drilling crew taking concrete core samples from the bottom of the spillway
MERL drilling crew taking concrete core samples from the bottom of the spillway

BEAVER DAM

In the Fall of 1998, MERL sent a team to Beaver Dam, UT to investigate the feasibility of using urethane grout for remediation/repair of piping or potential piping through embankment dams. In this case, MERL attempted to use a hydrophobic urethane to seal leaks under and around Beaver Dam's spillway structure.

MERL conducting chemical grouting research under the spillway of Beaver Dam, Utah.
MERL conducting chemical grouting research under the spillway of Beaver Dam, Utah.