With the spillway gates closed, Kiewit Infrastructure begins demolition work on the lower chute of the spillway. This area, shown on May 21, 2017, is known as “The Bridge” for the stretch of concrete that spans the erosion area beneath it. Reconstruction efforts will be conducted in phases, the Department of Water Resources said. This year’s work will focus on rebuilding the upper and lower portions of the main spillway and creating a cut-off wall on the emergency spillway. DWR’s goal is to get systems in place by Nov. 1, 2017, to ensure safe management for the winter weather.
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