Dashields Dam Construction
Recently the Borough has received numerous calls voicing concern regarding loud audible sounds coming from the Ohio River Area of the Borough. Currently the Army Corps of Engineers is revitalizing and restoring the structural stability of Dashields Dam. Unfortunately, Dashields Dam which was constructed in 1929 is facing numerous areas of structural erosion. The initial wall stabilization being conducted by the ACE includes driving sheet piling deep into the Ohio River’s surface which in turn has created the audible cadence of pounding which many residents have heard this summer. The ACE estimates that the sheet piling will continue until approximately the end of September 2017. Currently the hours of operation for stability testing is from 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The hours of testing will change to 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. in September. The overall Dashields Dam revitalization project is estimated to last another nine to twelve months.