Lake Isabella Dam USACE Team Returns to the UWRL

September 2, 2016

On Wednesday, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers design and construction team for the Lake Isabella Dam Restoration Project visited the UWRL for another look at the large 1:45 scale model of the planned labyrinth weir spillway modifications the Corps commissioned UWRL researchers to construct in the UWRL hydraulics laboratory so they could test their designs.

USACE Team Visits UWRL

Physical models such as this one allow the designers to test their plans for any potential problems and make changes, if necessary, all of which increases safety and efficiency while minimizing costs. Restoration work on the Lake Isabella Dam is slated to begin construction in 2017.