Inclinometers Installed to Evaluate Grouting Work

MARCH 13, 2017—Additional instrumentation and monitoring points are being installed at Boone Dam in order to evaluate the grouting performance to date. “We want to optimize our grouting process moving forward,” says construction manager Kevin Holbrook. “The data gathered from these new instruments helps determine how the dam is responding.” Twelve inclinometers have been installed onsite to monitor from 54 feet to 140 feet below the top of the earthen embankment. Dam safety inspectors use inclinometers to provide additional information about the subsurface conditions.

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Dam Safety Inspector Matt Duke monitors subsurface conditions at Boone Dam at one of the newly installed inclinometer locations.