Community & People Divers complete dam inspection Published February 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm Divers inspected Orono Dam in Elk River earlier this week. (Photos by Steve Ziemer) A diver moved along the top of of the Orono Dam. An inspection of the Orono Dam in Elk River was done this week. The routine inspection started Monday, Feb. 20 and finished the next day. It was done by Ayres and Associates from Eau Claire, Wis. There were four divers and they took turns doing the inspection, two at a time. Once the company compiles the results, a report will be sent to Elk River Municipal Utilities. A diver next to part of the Orono Dam.