Work Underway to Assess Potential Problems with Chena Flood Contro

Work is underway in North Pole to address concerns about potential seepage or failure of the Chena Flood Control project. The Army Corps of Engineers operated Moose Creek dam and spillway are used to hold water diverted from the Chena River during flood events to protect Fairbanks. Integrity concerns at the facility arose during a nationwide Corps dam safety review. Chena Flood Control project manager John Schoke says two recently awarded contracts address risk, beginning with clearing of trees and brush along the floodway.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

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