Appalachian Power Company Leesville Floating Bulkhead

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Appalachian Power is required to complete a fully open gate test on all four of its spillway gates. A fully open gate causes downstream flooding, and a bulkhead was needed to test the gates without causing downstream flooding. Appalachian Power had a bulkhead system, but it required weeks to install and was very costly. Ayres designed a floating bulkhead system that was installed, and the complete gate test was completed in one day. The new bulkhead’s cost was less than the cost to install the existing bulkhead.

Project Information

Client's Name

Appalachian Power Company


Leesville, OH

Primary Service

River Engineering + Water Resources


Energy + Utilities + Tech