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Holtwood Dam

Holtwood Dam

Location
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Client
PPL Corporation
Designer
Kleinschmidt Energy & Water Resource Consultants
Contract Value
$2,000,000
Completion Date
2011
Market Sector
Underground
Dam & Hydro
Capabilities
Self Performance

This project features a tunnel from the draft tube unit #1 of the Holtwood Powerhouse to the other side of the diversion wall. This created a controlled water flow to help the American Shad fish migrate upstream past the dam and also created water features for kayakers to enjoy.

Atkinson’s scope of work was concentrated on the drill and blast excavation of the 67-foot draft tube.