Dam Repairs Planned for Fall on Sprague Dam


 Dam Repairs Planned for Fall on Sprague Dam at

 Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

 

NECEDAH, Wisc.Visitors to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge may notice increased activity on the northern end of the refuge this fall.  Norcon Corporation of Schofield, Wisconsin has been awarded a contract to complete repairs on the easternmost outlet structure at Sprague Pool (Dam 29).  The construction work will begin this fall when the pool is scheduled to be lowered to provide feeding habitat for migrating waterfowl.   “It made sense for us to try and accomplish the work when the pool would be drawn down,” said Doug Staller, Refuge Manager.  “It is after the peak of fall migration and will make the contractors’ job easier.” 

 

The work will primarily entail replacement of existing bridge and bulkhead walls, repairing the headwall, and the cement slab.   The improvements will extend the life of this aging structure.   The goal is to have all work completed prior to refilling the pool next spring.   Work is expected to begin in early November after the fall drawdown is completed.

 

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