Dams are an integral part of many water projects. More than just excavation and earthwork, they include spillways, outlet works, internal drain systems, monitoring, and more. Each project is a unique combination of these individual components. Franson Civil Engineers has in-depth experience with storage, diversion, and detention dams and their associated regulations. We have worked closely with the Utah State Dam Safety office since 1991, cultivating an effective and efficient working relationship.
Franson Civil was hired by the Utah Division of Water Resources (DWRe) to design the relocation of the outlet works for the rehabilitation of the dam and spillway at Millsite Reservoir, which is located in Ferron, Utah. There are several aspects of this elaborate and substantial multi-year project that have required and continue to require excellent service. First, we completed the project design phase. We are now working full-time to provide Utah DWRe with on-site field engineering oversight and construction management.View Project
We assisted Woodruff Irrigating Company (WIC) in rehabilitating their Birch Creek Dam. We worked with WIC on all aspects of project including design, bid process, funding, contractor selection, and in-kind contributions.View Project
Franson Civil Engineers designed and supervised the installation of over 56 miles of pipeline and designed and oversaw construction of the 27 acre-foot lower reservoir.View Project
Franson Civil Engineers provided planning, feasibility studies, agency coordination, environment compliance, community coordination and outreach, design, and removing the dam and constructing a new dam.View Project
The rehabilitation improvements facilitate inspection of the outlet works, provide increased earthquake resistance, and significantly increase the capacity of the outlet.View Project