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ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Lake Delhi Dam in Delhi, IA

Posted by Content Coordinator on Monday, June 5th, 2017

2017 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

Stanley Consultants of Muscatine, IA has earned an Honor Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for the Lake Delhi Dam in Delhi, IA.

Six years after a devastating rain breached the original earthen Lake Delhi Dam, turning a popular nearby recreational attraction into 450 acres of mud; a redesigned spillway provides three times the overflow capacity of similar structures. The design team incorporated a unique accordion-shaped labyrinth spillway to pass high volumes of water across a short distance without need for mechanical gates or electrical systems. Shortly after the completion of Iowa’s first—and the Midwest’s largest—labyrinth spillway, Lake Delhi had its fifth largest recorded flood and the new dam performed flawlessly.

Stanley Consultants, Lake Delhi Dam

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the business association of America’s engineering industry, representing more than 5,000 independent engineering firms and more than 500,000 professionals throughout the United States engaged in the development of America’s transportation, water and energy infrastructure, along with environmental, industrial and other public and private facilities.   Founded in 1909 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations.

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