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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough continues toward dam stabilization project


A planned project to stabilize Wrangell’s upper water reservoir dam is contingent on finding out just how stable the dam is. Core drilling is necessary to determine the materials and density of the dam which is built of a log-crib core covered with earth.

But before the drilling can be done, a stabilization assessment plan had to be submitted to the state for approval.

The core drilling “is part of the upper dam stabilization analysis project we are pursuing with (engineering firm) Shannon & Wilson,” said Amber Al-Haddad, borough capital facilities director. “The effort of this project is the...

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