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Lake Sherburne Dam Raising

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Project Details

Location: Babb, Montana
Owner: Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation
Contractor: Stimpel-Baker & Associates
Precaster: American Precast

Products Used

- Reinforced Earth®

Lake Sherburne Dam Raising Project Details

Finished in the summer of 1982, Lake Sherburne’s dam raising was featured in the January 13, 1983 issue of ENR Magazine. To satisfy new safety standards, the original earth embankment dam crest was raised about 20 feet using a 24-foot wide back-to-back Reinforced Earth® MSE wall structure. The joints on the upstream face of the wall were sealed to prevent piping. Zones of impervious fill were also incorporated into the MSE wall volume. Originally built in the early 1920’s, Lake Sherburne is located on the edge of Glacier National Park.

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