Elk River’s Orono Dam will be inspected

A Wisconsin company will be inspecting the Orono Dam in Elk River.
The Elk River City Council has approved an $11,900 proposal from Ayres Associates of Eau Claire, Wis. for a comprehensive inspection of the dam.
The work will include an inspection of the dam and its components as well as an underwater inspection of the structure. The inspection will be summarized in a report which will identify any deficiencies and recommended maintenance.
Ayers Associates was the lowest of two proposals; the other was for $12,500.
The inspection is consistent with recommendations in the Orono Dam Operation and Maintenance Manual, according to City Engineer Justin Femrite.