Hub Thompson Dam & Reservoir

Hub Thompson Dam & Reservoir

Colorado Power Project – Near Holly, Colorado

Deere & Ault Consultants, Inc. has teamed with RJH Consultants to provide geotechnical engineering and dam design engineering services for a new large water storage reservoir near Holly, Colorado. The engineering work is being completed for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

The dam and reservoir will store water for a new power generation facility planned for construction near Holly, Colorado. As presently conceived, the 135-foot high dam will impound a reservoir with a storage capacity of approximately 70,000 acre-feet.

The project has relatively complex geology and challenging foundation conditions. Site investigations began in August 2009 in order to meet the client’s tight schedule. During the winter of 2009 – 2010, Deere & Ault and RJH performed a site screening study for the project.

In the spring of 2010, Deere & Ault opened a test quarry and performed a suitability evaluation of the limestone for use as riprap, concrete aggregate, and power plant emission stack scrubbers. In the fall of 2010, Deere & Ault performed additional site investigations for an alternate dam site.

Deere & Ault provided all engineering geologic and geotechnical engineering services for the dam and reservoir investigation, analysis, and design.

Client:  Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

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