Wildcat Lake Dam Repair
Banner Elk, NC
Wildcat Lake is a 13 acre public access lake located off Hickory Nut Gap Road. Eggers Construction cleared around the existing dam and drained the lake. A temporary construction road was built to the existing dam where 120 LF of 54 inch ductile iron pipe was laid through the dam. The pipe was encased with 6 inches minimum of concrete all the way around. A cold water return riser 96 inches in diameter and 32 feet tall was then set. Eggers Construction hauled and placed 15,000 tons of rip-rap on both sides of dam. An 8 foot wide concrete emergency spillway was built along with a plunge pool. 8 inches of ABC stone was installed across the top of dam along with 8 more inches of topsoil. Water was then returned to lake.