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Water reintroduced into tailrace as Red Rock Hydroelectric Project construction continues

Oct 05

Recent high water levels at the Red Rock Dam have slowed construction work on the upstream side of the dam, but work continues to progress well on the downstream side. Read More

T-15 set to reopen Saturday

Sep 28

It is anticipated that Highway T-15, at the Lake Red Rock Dam, will reopen by 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, barring weather-related problems.

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Temporary road closure planned for T-15 over dam

Temporary road closure planned for T-15 over dam

Sep 07

Highway T-15, at the Lake Red Rock Dam, will be closed to through traffic from Sept. 10 through Sept. 26 for permanent repairs to the highway. Signage will be posted for alternate routes during the closure.

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2,000-cubic-yard concrete pour set to take place at the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project

Aug 31

The largest concrete pour to date at the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project construction site is expected to take place during the week of Aug. 21. Missouri River Energy Services is building the project adjacent to the Red Rock Dam on the Des Moines River southwest of Pella, Iowa.

This is the first concrete placement that will outline the footprint of the intake structure on the dam’s upstream side. It will involve 200 truckloads or 2,000 cubic yards of concrete. This single pour is enough concrete to build 167 feet of a single lane of interstate highway. It is estimated that the pour will take a minimum of 20 hours to complete and, for the most part, will be conducted at night. The placement will be approximately 60 feet by 112 feet and between 7 and 10 feet thick.

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