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Cane River Lake Spillway Rehabilitation

2013 Louisiana Transportation Conference Section 68 Public Works Randy Denmon, P.E., Denmon Engineering Bradley Sticker, P.E., DOTD

Topics
Background

& Purpose Spillway Data Spillway History Spillway Rehabilitation


Gate Rehabilitation Concrete Rehabilitation

Cane River Lake Information


Located

in Natchitoches Parish

A relic Red River Channel Classified Significant Hazard 16,000 Acre-Feet Storage 1,350 Acre Surface Area
Approximately 34 miles long

Cane River Lake Information

Two embankments
North embankment near Natchitoches (part of Red River Levee) South embankment near Derry under LA 484

One spillway structure


LA 484 passes over spillway structure
North Embankment South Embankment

Spillway Purpose
Lake

and Spillway have multiple roles

Irrigation water supply


Several thousand acres irrigated

Recreation Drainage

Spillway Data

LA 484 passes over spillway structure Three sided weir inlet @ elev. 98.0 (96 total weir length) Two 10 wide by 5 deep drawdown gates in weir Four 6x6 RCB conduits 56 long with inlet invert at elev. 90.0 (conduit slope 27%) Four 6x6 sluice gates on RCB outlets

Spillway Inlet

Spillway Outlet

Spillway History
Spillway

designed by DPW in 1947 Cane River Levee and Drainage District


Awarded spillway contract July 20, 1948 Award amount $70,366.97 Completed July 8, 1949

Spillway History
Embankment

slides in early 1980s

Repaired 1983 with H piles and bulkhead

No

record of replacement of drawdown gates Minimal maintenance over structure life

DOTD Involvement
RS

38:306 D.

DOTD provides engineering work for Levee Boards NLDD responsible for earthen embankments NLDD operates outfall gates on spillway RS 34:3262 CRWC responsible for establishment, operation and maintenance of navigable waterway DOTD responsible for LA 484 over spillway

Responsibilities:

Why Was Rehab Needed?

Why Was Rehab Needed?


Loss

of the management gates:

Impact local farmers Close lake to recreation Impact riparian property value Impact City of Natchitoches Festival of Lights

DOTD Involvement
Provided

historical documents Provided review and consultation of proposals

SPILLWAY REHABILITATION

MAP

SOIL TYPE - CLAY


LIQUID

LIMIT: 71

P.I.:

24

OLD PLANS

EPOXY GROUTING

PROBLEMS
350

LINEAR FEET CRACKS 2200 SQUARE FEET EXPOSED CONCRETE NEEDED TO GROUT AND SEAL CRACKS ALSO, COAT THE SPILLWAY WITH A CORRISION INHIBATOR

SPECIFICATIONS
STRUCTURAL

REPAIR OF CONCRETE CRACKS BY INJECTION OF EPOXY RESIN ADHESIVE LTRC, 1989 EVALUATION AND REPAIR OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES, USACE, EM 1110-2-2002, 1995 STRUCTUAL CRACK REPAIR BY EPOXY INJECTION, ACI, 2003

PRODUCTS

SPECIFICATON - ACI

Up close injection

EPOXY GROUTING
COST:

$85/FOOT (CRACK REPAIR) $3.35/SQ. FT. (COATING) TOTAL COST: $39,120 VERY QUICK AND ECONOMICAL REPAIR MANY LAKES IN LOUISIANA ARE 50 TO 80 YEARS OLD WITH LITTLE OR NO MAINTENANCE