Fixing a leaking spillway

A dam spillway should only be wet on occasion, but that was not the case in Lake Quivira, Kansas. The spillway of the dam on the manmade lake had standing water at the bottom at all times. Water from the lake seeped through the lakeside wall and up through the spillway floor. Replacing the spillway was not the preferred solution for obvious reasons. Consultation between the engineering firm, a local contractor and a technical rep from Prime Resins led to curtain grouting the spillway with Prime Flex 920. Read more about the project here.

Water seeps from the lake side through the spillway walls and floor

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