Ames Construction was the prime contractor on this water conservation project for a new dam with construction of the zoned earth-fill dam, the primary spillway, on-site batching and placement of concrete for the new outlet tunnel, and construction of the inclined intake structure. In addition to the earthwork, the zoned embankment work included construction of mitigation areas around the dam and construction of approach roads. With work performed in an environmentally sensitive area, the project scope included construction of several wetland areas below the dam and reservoir-rim wetlands, gaging stations, fish barriers, picnic areas and a boat ramp.
The scope of this project included over 2.3 million cubic yards of earthwork: topsoil stripping and placement, excavation to mitigation areas, zoned embankment on dam, roadway embankment on county roads and miscellaneous structural excavation and backfill. Over 16,000 cubic yards of structural concrete production and placement went into constructing the spillway, intake tower and outlet works.