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The Ohio NRCS Engineering staff is comprised of agricultural and civil engineers, engineering technicians, and a geologist.  The staff provides innovative, economical, and timely services to NRCS staff, conservation partners, and private landowners.  The Ohio NRCS engineering staff applies sound engineering tools and principles through delegated approval authority to plan, design, and implement conservation practices to solve problems related to soil erosion, water quality, agricultural waste management, and wetland restoration.
Technical Contact for Ohio:
Bruce Atherton, P.E.
State Conservation Engineer
200 N. High Street, Room 522, Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 255-2488
Cell:  (614) 917-3176


Upper Hocking Watershed-  Fairfield County, Ohio

Structure R-23 Dam Rehabilitation (2004)

Str. R23 Front Face of the Dam Str. R23 from Left End of the Dam


View of Front Face of Structure R-23 Dam
View Along the Top of Structure R-23
(also serves as an access road)

Structure R-23 dam has a maximum height of 40.5 feet.  It was rehabilitated in 2004 as part of the NRCS Dam Rehabilitation Pilot Program.  A new PVC Principal Spillway pipe was installed, replacing the existing corrugated metal pipe (CMP) spillway.  The top of the dam was constructed to serve as a road for access to homes on the other side.  A wire rope guardrail was used along both sides of the road.  The Auxiliary Spillway was also reconstructed.