durant nature preserve

Water and Sewer

Durant Nature Preserve Lower Dam Repairs

This project improved the condition of the lower dam at Durant Nature Preserve. Work included: 

  • Slowing down the flow of water coming from the lake; 
  • Stabilizing the dam's upstream slope; 
  • Protecting the stream below the dam; and,
  • Making the dam more stable.

Project Details

 
Type:
Lakes, Streams, and Dams
Budget:
$832,500
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
Contractors:
Schnabel Engineering (Design), D.H. Griffin Infrastructure, Inc. (Construction)

Contact

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Participating Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Unit:
Stormwater

Planning

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Design

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Construction is complete! The lake is refilled with water and fish. We've removed all of the orange and black construction fences too. 

More information about park access

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

History

The goal of the project is to make sure the lower dam at Durant Nature Preserve meets current dam safety requirements.

Wave Protection Install
Durant Nature Preserve

Schedule

Date Activity
2014 Preliminary evaluation of dam safety issues complete
Winter 2018 Final project design complete
Fall 2018 Construction begins
Winter 2019 Construction complete (Lake refilled this summer)