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Erosion on City Creek Dam forces repairs

 


The public works department made an emergency repair to City Creek Dam after a safety inspection revealed erosion to a joint on the spillway.

Karl Hagerman, Public Works Director, said the repair to the borough’s backup dam consisted of packing an eroded joint with grout.

“This emergency repair to fix the joint is a band aid,” Hagerman said.

Ultimately, Hagerman said, the entire spillway will need to be resurfaced and added, “small problems turn into big problems on dams.”

For now the dam is working as intended and won’t fail anytime soon.

Although the state hasn’t mandated a...



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