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Dover Dam Marks Completion of Work

Published March 31, 2015

Huntington, W.Va. –The Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Dover Dam, near Dover, Ohio to mark the completion of its Dam Safety Assurance Program.

The Dover Dam Safety Assurance Program consisted of rehabilitation of Dover Dam by installing 130 anchors in the dam and stilling basin, installing a parapet wall on top of the dam and installing a closure on the left descending abutment as well as river bank protection immediately downstream of the dam. 

Failure of the Dover Dam would place over 40,000 people at risk and potentially cause economic loss in excess of $700 million.

The total project cost was $60 million. The MWCD provided 3.45 percent, or more than $2 million, of the total project cost.

Within the Huntington District’s 45,000-square-mile footprint, more flood control dams, levees, and floodwalls have been designed and constructed than in any other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district in the country. The Huntington District operates and maintains 35 dams, 25 federal levees and 9 locks and dams.

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Release no. PA 15-007