USDA Rural Development Approves $404,000 Loan for Clifton Forge Dam

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | Kevin Baird (202-225-3861)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a loan of $404,000 to the town of Clifton Forge to improve the town’s dam. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement:

“Repairing the dam at Clifton Forge is an important safety measure for the people of the region. USDA Rural Development’s support for this vital infrastructure project will guarantee the dam’s structural integrity and the protection of Clifton Forge’s water supply.”

Background

According to the USDA Rural Development project announcement, the project will bring the dam into compliance with dam safety regulations and includes raising the non-overflow sections of the dam, raising the left non-overflow earth buttressed core wall section, removing the existing spillway piers, installing one vertical anchor per spillway monolith, sealing a horizontal joint leak, and replacing the existing bridge piers and pedestrian bridge with a single-span steel truss pedestrian bridge.

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