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Corps of Engineers awards contract for toe drain repair at Union Village Dam in East Thetford

Published Sept. 30, 2019

CONCORD, Mass. A project to repair the toe drain at the Union Village Dam in East Thetford, Vermont, will be completed under the terms of a $103,000.00 contract recently awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


Work will be accomplished by Willey Earth Moving Corporation of Windsor, Vermont. The contract was awarded on Sept. 10, 2019. Once the notice to proceed is issued the work will be authorized to start.


The work consists of excavation and removal of toe drain fill materials and foundations soil. The area is located upstream of the left abutment upper toe drain manhole. Work also consists of replacement of excavated materials with new filter materials.


The project will be managed by the Corps of Engineers and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.


Union Village Dam, a dry-bed reservoir project on the Ompompanoosuc River in Thetford, is a 1,100‑foot‑long, 170‑foot‑high earthen structure capable of storing 12.3 billion gallons of water in a 740‑acre lake. Construction on the $4.1 million dam was completed in 1950, and since that time the facility has prevented damages of more than $64.8 million. More than 41,000 visitors annually enjoy picnicking, including a pavilion which can be reserved for a nominal fee, swimming, hiking, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling available on Union Village’s 991 acres of land and water.


For recreation information call (802) 649-1606 or visit the website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Union-Village-Dam/.


For contract information visit: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Contracting/. For general information visit: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/. For Small Business information visit: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Small-Business/.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 19-083