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Providing Dam Safety throughout New Jersey through our Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Services

Dams in New Jersey

Dams are used across America for a variety of reasons, including flood control, irrigation, hydropower, and more. New Jersey is no exception, with dozens of major dams (as defined by their height and storage capacity) stretching across the state and even more non-major dams littered throughout the Garden State. Dams are one of the mainstays of modern engineering, but many have been around in the same state for decades without much in the way of upkeep and reinforcement to fight the effects of age.

 

The Aging Infrastructure of Dams

Almost 65% of the nation’s dams are over 30 years old and about 28% have reached or exceeded their 50-year design life. As these engineering marvels of the mid- to late-20th century continue to wear down, many dams are in need of major repair or rehabilitation to ensure their continued safety and effectiveness. These needs are precisely where dam rehabilitation services from trusted and reputable civil engineers arise.

 

What The Entech Group Can Do For You

The Entech Group provides the following dam rehabilitation & improvement professional services to preserve the integrity in structure and efficiency in operation of dam structures:

  • Review previous inspection reports and record documents to identify present day dam rehabilitation or maintenance needs
  • Perform regular and formal inspections of dam conditions, checking for any degradation from age or unforeseen circumstances
  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analysis to determine dam performance
  • Conduct stability and failure/inundation analyses
  • Classify safety of dam structures and prepare Emergency Action Plans (EAP)
  • Develop long-term operation, maintenance, and repair plans to ensure the continued integrity and prosperity of dams
  • Prepare and submit dam inspection reports to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
  • Prepare construction/permitting documents for dam projects
  • Provide complete construction and construction management services for dam construction, dam rehabilitation, or dam improvement

 

Relevant Case Studies

If you’re interested in learning more about the dam rehabilitation projects The Entech Group has successfully completed in the past, see below for several example case studies: