Dam Exfoliation! Granite dome exfoliates, damaging the dam at Twain Harte Lake. Condor witnessed nature’s awesome display of power and met the challenge of designing a repair.

Posted on 9/16/2015 by Condor Earth in Condor Condor Earth Technologies DSOD Twain harte lake dam

Exfoliation: not the first thing that would come to mind when planning a summer vacation. Residents and vacation goers in Twain Harte, California became quite familiar with this geologic phenomenon when the dam at Twain Harte Lake was damaged in August of 2014 due to exfoliation of the granite dome that serves as the south abutment. Condor assisted the Twain Harte Lake Association in identifying the cause of the damage, designing repairs to the dam and south abutment, getting approval from the California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) for the repair, and managing the repair of the dam and abutment.

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