With the Dam Safety Assurance Program work to reduce risk at Dover Dam officially complete, the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Dover Dam to mark the occasion.
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.
Congressman Bob Gibbs says he’s pleased to see the renovations come to a close after being involved with the project since its inception in 2005.
Col. Leon Parrott, Commander, Huntington District, says the structure is a vital part of the flood control system in Ohio and even states further south.
The total project cost was $60 million. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District was the non-Federal Sponsor and provided 3.45 percent, or more than $2 million, of the total project cost.