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Repair Projects

After back to back 500 year flooding events in 2007 and 2008 Vernon County was put under order from the WI – DNR to repair 5 large dams. It is anticipated that in the end of 2015 these repairs will be completed by the end of 2015. The total cost is estimated to be approximately $10 million dollars. The majority of the funding was obtained from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), WI State Dam Safety (NR-335) and WI Stewardship dollars.

Most of the engineering services were provided free of cost by the USDA-NRCS and the WI-DNR. Staff administration and construction inspections were provided by Vernon County along with minimal cash outlay.

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Photo of Jersey Valley Grouting Repair – Fall 2009. The subsurface grout curtain was installed with 3 rows of holes across the entire width of the dam. The pvc pipes shown were used as casing in order to drill into the bedrock beneath the fill making up the dam.