NCDEQ Dam H&H Studies

About This Project

WithersRavenel contracted with NCDEQ, Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources (DEMLR), Dam Safety to perform hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of 50 existing high hazard dams in the Neuse and Lumber River Basins. The study was funded by the Disaster Recovery Act of 2016 and is part of an ongoing effort by Dam Safety to study flooding in the watershed for use in emergency management purposes.

WithersRavenel completed the modeling and reporting in accordance with Dam Safety’s specifications to ensure uniformity in methodology and reporting so that results could be uploaded to a data base for future use. The results determined the overtopping potential of dams to be used for Emergency Management response to hurricanes and other extreme flooding events.

In addition to the modeling and reporting, WithersRavenel completed detailed surveys of dam surveys in support of the DEMLR Dam Studies.