Rock anchor upgrades have got underway on Scottish Water’s Carron Valley Dam with Bam Ritchies undertaking geotechnical work for main contractor George Leslie.
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The 57 multi-strand rock anchors were installed to strengthen the concrete section of the dam when it was raised in 1987.
A spokesperson for Scottish Water said: “The anchors are tested every five years and the most recent report recommended some maintenance to the anchor top hats, chamber covers and gaskets to ensure they remain water-tight and secure.”
The reservoir was built following a serious drought in 1933 and 1934 and, when it first opened in 1939, it was the largest impounding reservoir in Britain until Ladybower Reservoir opened in 1947.