County News

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (May 26, 2017) – On Tuesday, May 30th at 10 o’clock in the morning, Anderson County officials will close the gates at the Broadway Lake Dam. SC DHEC has conducted its final inspection of the dam repairs, and has issued a Certificate of Completion and Operation.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Broadway Lake Dam repair process began in December 2014 following a routine DHEC dam safety inspection, issuing a rating of poor. Engineer evaluations of the dam were conducted, and found soil erosion that occurred behind and under the outlet of the lake discharge pipe, which runs through the dam and connects with the riser in the lake.

Anderson County requested Woolpert, Inc., an engineering firm, to explore repair options and related costs. Jewell Engineering and Terracon were also consulted to assist with the structural, civil, and geotechnical engineering needs of the project.

October 2015 brought record rainfall across the low country and midlands that prompted another dam safety inspection by DHEC. As a result of this inspection, an emergency order was issued requiring the County to lower the lake until necessary repairs were complete. Over the next year, environmental investigations and testing were conducted along with the engineering design of the repairs, and finally the environmental permits were secured. The County awarded Don Moorhead Construction, Inc. of Belton, SC the contract at a cost of $582,155.


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