A Force for Nature

LOW-HEAD DAM REMOVAL; DAYTON, OHIO

design-build
Client: Ohio Department of Transportation
Design Engineer: Cardno
Completed: 2018
Low Head Dam Removal

The Tait Station Low Head Dam located in the Great Miami River in downtown Dayton, Ohio was constructed in 1935 to supply cooling water as part of coal-fired electric generating power plant (Tait Station). To increase recreational use, riverfront revitalization and eco-tourism Environmental Remediation Contractor was hired to remove the 83-year-old 569′ long low-head dam which was constructed of reinforced concrete with flashboards. 

It was 569 feet long & 30 feet wide and consisted of four different sections. After constructing a temporary causeway ERC removed & dewatered 10,000 CY of sediment followed by the demolition and debris removal of the low head dam. A constructed riffle was then installed followed by grading and the establishment of the river banks & inner-channel benches. The site was restored with seeding and planting of the disturbed areas.

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