Friday, July 13, 2012

Calaveras Dam Replacement Project Team Reaches Milestone

The Calaveras Dam Replacement Team has been working hard since early April, scraping away at existing earthen materials to excavate for the dam foundation.  This week, the team has reached 1 million cubic yards of materials excavated, which would cover an entire football field 60 stories high.  A total of 7 million cubic yards of excavation is required for the entire project.  Approximately 3.5 million cubic yards will go into the construction of the new dam.

Our team has been operating scrapers daily, excavating approximately 20,000 cubic yards per day.  The scrapers operate with hydraulics using a blade which then scrapes materials into a drop can, carrying an average of 28 cubic yards per trip.  These materials are then moved to disposal areas within the project site. 

The Calaveras Dam Replacement Project Team Celebrates the first
Million Cubic Yards of Earth Moved on July 13th

Construction Manager Jordan Sukut representing the general contractor Dragados USA/Flatiron/Sukut Construction congratulates the field team on the milestone

For more project info, contact us at our 24 hour answer line at (866) 973-1476 or email mle@sfwater.org

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