Earth and Rockfill Dams, Geotechnical Services - Barney (Eldon Mills) Dam Raise, 1997 ACEC Grand Award
Barney (Eldon Mills) Dam Raise
ACEC Oregon Grand Award
Cornforth Consultants offers a broad range of technical services for earth and rockfill dams. Our geotechnical/geology team has considerable experience on dam design and construction. Cornforth also acts as lead consultant for multidisciplinary teams to provide the skills needed for a complete dam design or safety inspection. Several of our engineers are recognized as Independent Consultants by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Listed below are representative earth and rockfill dam projects and services offered for clients such the US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland General Electric, City of Portland Water Bureau, MidAmerican Energy, as well as private dam owners.

Representative Projects:  
  Barney Dam Raise Scoggins Dam Studies
  Bull Run Dam No. 2 Seismicity Frog Lake Dam Reconstruction
  McGuire Dam Raise Oahe Dam Stability Analyses
Services Offered for Earth and Rockfill Dams:  
  Site Reconnaissance Embankment Design
  Dam siting studies Earthquake Engineering
  Seismicity Dam Raises and Modifications
  Geologic Hazards Cofferdam Design
  FERC Part 12 Dam Safety Inspections Tunnels and Pipelines
  Borrow Sources Cutoff Trenches
  Hydrogeology Spillway Design
  Decommissioning Plans and Specifications
  Field Explorations River Diversion
  Laboratory Testing Instrumentation