US Army Corps of Engineers - Olmsted Lock and Dam
We have been contracted by the Washington Group to provide diving and dive related services as required in the building of Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River. After studying various dam construction methods, the Corps of Engineers (COE) decided to use an innovative method known as “In-the-Wet” for Olmsted Dam. Basically, sections of the dam known as shells are prefabricated on shore in a precast yard and carried out into the river and set in place. The dam consists of two primary areas; the tainter gate section and the navigable pass section.
River conditions are allowing diving to begin for the 2011 season. Divers have a full list of flood repairs and task order for 2011.
Diver's have finished their fourth season at Olmsted Dam as river velocities are raised due to early spring run-offs. GDS has signed a new agreement extending the contract for another five years. Season five is expected to begin in late summer of 2011.