Patea Dam Downstream Toe Repair

This 3 month job in 2014 for TrustPower was to repair the downstream toe of the Dam that was damaged in a big rain event and consisted of cut and fill earthworks and borrowing and placing Riprap.

The downstream toe was “landlocked” by the overhead transmission lines and the powerhouse penstocks and required an innovative idea to lower a trolley down the face of the dam. The work method delivered a great project outcome safely.