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The American Falls dewatering project stalled due to lack of funding

Three years after the announcement of plans of shutting off the American Falls in 2019, state officials now say that the shutdown may not happen this year.  The American Falls “dewatering” did not push ahead because of the lack of funding for the project, which is estimated to be around US $30 million. The dewatering is part of the efforts to replace a pair of historic bridges which connect the m...
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Construction Dewatering Presents Unique Challenges

Infrastructure projects often involve excavation work to subgrade depths that require aggressive groundwater control to make construction feasible and safe. Construction dewatering can be achieved by designing and installing a subgrade pumping system that operates continuously to draw down the water table sufficiently to allow work. Dewatering presents unique challenges because the variables rele...
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Dewatering, explained

Dewatering is sometimes known as groundwater control, and this is a useful description because it reminds us that the primary objective should be to control groundwater in and around the excavation. It may be necessary to control groundwater for several reasons, including: To prevent the excavation from flooding as a result of groundwater inflows from water-bearing layers of soil or rocks...
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