Tie Hack Dam Passes Inspection

Tie Hack Dam Passes Inspection

The Buffalo City Council, at their last meeting, received a report from Public Works Director Les Hook on the latest inspection at the city-owned Tie Hack Dam west of Buffalo.

Hook reported that the inspection went “very well,” with the ROV, or Remote-Operated Vehicle, essentially a submarine with a camera attached to it, performing underwater inspections of the dam.

Officials with the State Engineer's Office were at the dam site for four days performing the inspections and found no problems, according to Hook. They looked at the upstream toe of the dam and inspected the entire face and then moved to the spillway section, which was originally a concern before the inspections.

Hook explained what the engineers found on the spillway.

The dam will not have to be inspected again for another twenty years, according to Hook, but as long as the city keeps up on their safety schedule for the dam, they should continue to be eligible for more grants for these types of inspections like this latest one.
Tie Hack was one of four dams in the state to receive a grant for this round of inspections through the State Engineer's Office.


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