Leaburg Dam repair project
Leaburg Dam

The first phase of an EWEB repair project at the Leaburg Dam is complete. Roll gate No. 2 is now in service.

Why repairs are necessary

The Leaburg Dam features three roll gates, which regulate the volume of water spilled from the dam. The motor that controls the No. 2 roll gate failed in early 2012. An EWEB contractor has installed a new motor and gear box to operate the gate, and the gate became fully funtional in January 2015. A second roll gate -- the one nearest Highway 126 -- failed in December 2014. Plans are underway to replace the motor that operates the No. 1 gate by the end of 2015.

Work plan

EWEB intends to install a new motor and gear box for the No. 1 roll gate beginning in late spring 2015. Prior to that installation, EWEB must erect a bulkhead immediately upstream of the No. 1 roll gate in order to isolate it from Leaburg Lake. The bulkhead structure will allow EWEB and its contractor to open and inspect the No. 1 roll gate safely and without causing the sudden drainage of Leaburg Lake.