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Ritchies starts work on Carron Valley Dam improvement

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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carron valley dam

The rock anchors were installed when the dam was raised in 1987

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.

 

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