lower longview lake dam

Water and Sewer

Lower Longview Lake Dam Rehabilitation

We replaced the dam and spillway at Lower Longview Lake. We can more easily lower water levels at the lake leading up to a major rainstorm. This will help reduce flooding impacts. 

Project Details

 
Type:
Lakes, Streams, and Dams
Budget:
$3.6 million
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
Contractors:
LLC, Schnabel Engineering (Design), D.H. Griffin Infrastructure (Construction)

Contact

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:
Stormwater

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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

This project is complete. We can now lower the lake's water level more easily prior to a large storm, which reduces the potential for flooding. During construction, the contractor: 

  • Cleared trees from the project area;
  • Removed parts of the old dam to prepare for stormwater improvements;
  • Built an emergency structure that retains and controls the flow of lake water going downstream during a large storm; and,
  • Repaved the road and improved traffic safety.

The lake is completely refilled. We also restocked the lake with fish in October 2019.

Next Steps

 

The project is now in the warranty period (ending January 2020).

Phase Contacts

 

Gilles Bellot, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4001

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

History

The project was approved in 2008. In 2009, we closed Albemarle Avenue at the dam - the bridge was deteriorating and not safe to travel on. Instead of doing a repair, we worked with consultants to create a more permanent solution. 

Schedule

Date Activity
Fall 2016 Project bid received and project presented to City Council
Spring 2017 Project construction began
Late Fall 2018 Project construction complete (Road reopened in January; Lake refilled in July 2019; Lake restocked in September 2019)