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Dam safety consultations for SaskPower

About this project

client
SaskPower
location
Saskatchewan
cost
$1.35 million (CAD)
completion date
Ongoing

Barr has been providing SaskPower with dam-safety consulting services since 2014, including reviews, audits, and annual inspections in accordance with Canadian Dam Association (CDA) guidelines. For these facilities, which range in generating capacity from 5 MW to 288 MW, we have reviewed dam design, condition, performance, management, and emergency preparedness by conducting field inspections, reviewing historical documentation, evaluating instrumentation data, and completing technical studies. Any deficiencies and nonconformances we identified were prioritized and reported to SaskPower, accompanied by recommended mitigation measures.

Additional services have included embankment repair design, a feasibility assessment for spillway replacement, and hydrotechnical analyses, such as hydraulic modeling for dam-breach evaluations, hydraulic modeling of the Souris River, probable maximum flood (PMF) estimates, and spillway rating-curves analyses.

Key team members

Leslie DellAngelo

Water Resources Engineer

Omid Mohseni

Senior Water Resources Engineer

Art Kalmes

Vice President
Senior Civil Engineer

Chris Marr

Senior Structural Engineer

Tim Greenleaf

Vice President
Senior Civil/Environmental Engineer

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