Progress Update: Building New Retaining Wall on Downstream Side of Boone Dam

Picture giant real-life LEGO pieces that can be assembled block-by-block to create a wall. That’s what the new retaining wall looks like on the downstream side of Boone Dam.

FEBRUARY 5, 2018—The wall will protect and provide access to the control building during downstream berm construction. Then rock will be placed on the downstream side of the embankment. So far, much of the work has taken place on the upstream berm. So as not to put too much stress on either side of the embankment, work will alternate back and forth between the upstream and downstream sides of the dam. Some 92,000 tons of rock have been hauled to Boone Dam to date.

two people working on site

Two engineers review plans as work begins on the downstream retaining wall.