USACE Alaska District awards US$36 million flood control project

Moose Creek Dam in North Pole, Alaska (Photo: USACE)

The US Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Alaska District has awarded Florida-based marine projects company Bauer Foundation Corporation a contract for dam reinforcement works as part of Alaska’s Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project.

The reinforcement work involves constructing 6,200 linear feet (1,890 linear metres) of mix-in-place concrete barrier wall to depths of up to 65 feet (19 metres) at Moose Creek Dam near North Pole, Alaska.

Referred to as a “mega project,” strengthening the dam will increase the path of seepage into Alaska’s Tanana River during high-water events.

The first construction phase is scheduled to be completed by January 2024. The entire estimated value of the project is about US$148 million.

The USACE said it is the Alaska District’s largest civil works project in more than 30 years.

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