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Rehabilitating Bad Axe Structure # 24

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  032105,  2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.14947) @2003
Authors:   Scott Arnold Mueller

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service) assisted in the building of 22 flood control structures in Vernon County, Wisconsin. The structures were funded under Public Law 566 Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. In June 2000, after almost 40 years, heavy rains caused the PL-566 Bad Axe flood control structure #24 to partially fail through the bedrock hillside.

The earthen structure remains in tact. The breach entered the left abutment near the upstream face of the dam and exited near the left downstream toe. Rock material was exposed and transported downstream.

This paper will describe the background of the structure and describe the repair that took place in 2002 and 2003.

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