Project DetailsLocation: Rangely, Colorado
Owner: Rio Blanco Water Conservancy
Contractor: F Gibbons and Reed
Precaster: Harcon Construction
Engineer: Western Engineers
Products Used- Reinforced Earth®
Constructed in 1983, this dam in northwest Colorado helps to prove the long term durability of Reinforced Earth® MSE walls, in terms of their resistance to erosion and the extreme pressure of water. The Taylor Draw Dam features MSE walls used along the dam crest, as well as the main spillway structure, carrying a hydraulic head of around 50 feet. Also at work are MSE head walls or training walls to direct the water flow into and beyond the spillway.