AUS works to save the Madison River

2021-12-06T13:21:34+00:00December 6th, 2021|News, Projects|

Just before midnight Wednesday a replacement part was installed on a broken spillway gate on the Hebgen Lake Dam and flows to the Madison River downstream were quickly boosted. NorthWestern Energy announced the successful repair on its social media. The U.S. Geological Survey hydrograph showed the water rising as steeply as it had dropped two

AUS responds to fire at The Dalles Marina

2021-10-26T18:37:17+00:00October 26th, 2021|Projects|

THE DALLES, OR (KPTV) - Multiple boathouses were destroyed by a fire that started at The Dalles Marina late Saturday night (July 3rd, 2021).  Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue says the first call came in at about 11:59 p.m. Crews arrived to the marina, located at 101 North Basin Road, within seven minutes. In total,

Kent Lake Reservoir, Marin County, CA

2021-09-10T19:26:44+00:00September 10th, 2021|Projects|

AUS divers inspected, repaired, and replaced a submerged aerator system on Kent Lake Reservoir. This included the instillation of a new inlet and vent lines on the submerged aerator system while also replacing mooring lines. AUS had a total of 600ft of custom pipe made for this project. The dive depth for this project was

Sammamish Bridge Project, Kenmore, WA

2021-09-10T18:45:26+00:00September 10th, 2021|Projects|

On the Sammamish Bridge Project, AUS divers dredged, cut timber support piles, and rigged the bridge footings for removal on four different bridge piers. The purpose of footings is to support the foundation, prevent settling, and is crucial to providing the proper support for the structure. AUS divers dug under the 58-ton concrete footings in order

AUS assists DNR with Derelict Vessels

2021-09-01T13:11:07+00:00September 1st, 2021|Articles, News, Projects|

Abandoned boat removal near Port Hadlock aims to mitigate environmental hazards Some 100 yards from shore on Tuesday crews began removing vessels submerged long ago. DNR focuses effort to remove derelict vessels in Jefferson County PORT HADLOCK, Wash. — Divers contracted by the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spent Tuesday in the water near

Wells Dam Draft Tube Cable Replacement

2021-04-27T20:27:21+00:00April 27th, 2021|Projects|

Wells Dam, Douglas County PUD – Draft Tube Cable Replacement AUS was contracted to replace the Draft Tube Gate Cables in Unit 3. This work entails the entire dive crew and the PUD Maintenance Crew working under pressure in the Draft Tube Gallery. The gate connection is underwater and the gate hoists are

Cabinet Gorge Dam Fish Passage Project

2021-04-27T20:18:30+00:00April 27th, 2021|Projects|

Cabinet Gorge Dam, AVISTA Utilities – Fish Passage Project AUS was contracted to provide the underwater support to construct a dewatering structure so that the fish passage facility could be built in the dry. Divers performed the following tasks during the project: Drill and install anchor bolts to secure

Thompson Falls Dam Spillway Gate Rebuild

2021-04-27T20:00:03+00:00April 27th, 2021|Projects|

Thompson Falls Dam, Northwestern Energy – Spillway Gate Rebuild AUS was contracted to install and seal stoplogs to dewater the spillway gate. This allowed for maintenance, repairs, and painting to be performed on the gate in the dry. AUS removed the dewatering structure after the gate work was completed.

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