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Posted 3/2/2015

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By Diane Fisher
USACE Pittsburgh District


If you have been out to the East Branch Clarion River Dam recently, you will have seen more than a thick blanket of snow and ice covered lake. Site preparation for building the work platform has begun at East Branch Lake for construction of the $132.5-million Cutoff Wall Rehabilitation Project.

The contractor, Layne Christensen Company, is getting underway in spite of the weather. They have set up office trailers, installed project and traffic signs, begun placing erosion and sediment control features, and started stockpiling rock which will be used to construct the work platform.

More than 150 trucks have hauled stone to the site near the spillway daily since Feb. 23.

This portion of the project is operating 24-hours a day and will continue for several months.

For more information about construction at East Branch ‘like’ us on https://www.facebook.com/EastBranchLakeUSACE.

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