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Dams & Reservoirs

Our People are the best dam and reservoir specialists in the industry. Applying our expertise from design-assist and constructability review through roller-compacted concrete (RCC), conventional concrete or specialized earthfill placement, Barnard has earned its place among the top dam contractors in North America. Over four decades, we’ve worked on more than 70 dams, reservoirs, and dikes, from new construction to raising dams or conducting emergency repairs. We know dams so well that we were selected to decommission two dams on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula under the scrutiny of multiple federal agencies, a highly invested public and a heightened international media climate. The successful completion of this project earned national industry recognition. Our work in dams in the last 20 years has included many projects focused on seismic rehabilitation. Our off-stream, above-ground reservoir construction has required slurry wall construction and geomembrane installation. We’ve worked in all types of terrain through all types of weather, even becoming adept at hurricane response in central New York. This work has been conducted under a wide range of contracts, including design-assist as a preferred tenderer for a public-private partnership’s future dam in a remote region of Queensland, Australia. Our teams stick with projects from “cradle-to-grave,” serving on a bid team and then heading into the field to construct the project they’ve bid. Value engineering is built into our project planning.



C-44 Reservoir/STA Project, Contract No. 2 (Dams & Reservoirs)

This project involves construction of a 9.2-mile-long, 30-foot-high earthen embankment to create a 3,500-acre reservoir.

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Muskrat Falls North and South Dams

To tap a plentiful, renewable energy source for Newfoundland and Labrador, Nalcor Energy is harnessing the power of the lower Churchill River at Muskrat Falls. The North and South Dams will flank a new powerhouse and spillway.

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Blue Lake Expansion Project (Dams & Reservoirs)

Following in the footsteps of their forefathers, residents of the City and Borough of Sitka voted nearly unanimously – 97 percent ‘Yes’ – to end their dependence on imported diesel fuel and raise their local Blue Lake Dam to produce more hydropower.

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Keeyask Generating Station (Dams & Reservoirs)

The powerful Nelson River requires extensive site preparation and cofferdam and dyke construction, behind which the powerhouse can be constructed.

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TVA Dams Structural Modifications Program - Six Dams

Barnard embarked on a Structural Modifications Program to help the TVA update six dams.

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Gilboa Dam Reconstruction Project

Ensuring that New York City’s 8.3 million residents, not to mention its daily workforce, have access to drinking water is a critical job.

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Saluda Dam Remediation Project (Dams & Reservoirs)

Wedging a 1.5-mile-long, 208-foot-high RCC dam between an earthen dam and an active powerhouse on an expedited schedule resulted in the country’s largest ongoing dam construction project during all three years Barnard spent building the Saluda backup dam.

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Peace River Regional Reservoir Expansion

Inspired by proactive long-range planning and population growth in its four-county region, the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority sought to construct a new, 6-billion-gallon off-stream, above-ground reservoir to double its resources.

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