The Edenville Dam is in danger of being destroyed. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission came to such a disappointing conclusion. Recall that the license for the construction of a new facility was revoked for 2 years, and Edenville remained in operation. Recently this year, the dam caused a flood due to technical problems with the spillway.
This is not the first time a Boyce Hydro Power, dam’s service company, has failed.
The dam was built almost 100 years ago, in 1925. After the above-mentioned revocation of the federal license for building the new object in 2018, the situation got a lot of risks. These are indicators that prohibit the use of the old dam. According to experts, it is unable to cope with severe flooding or extreme weather conditions in its current state. That is, the risk of disaster remains.
Boyce Hydro Power expects to launch an auxiliary spillway on the Tittabavassa and Tabak rivers. This should help manage the aftermath of a series of accidents at the Edenville and Sanford dams. Earlier this year, about 10,000 local residents were resettled after the flood destroyed most of the area’s infrastructure.
The government has now ordered the service company to inspect three other local dams for risks. An expert from the state commission will help them.