2008 Reeder Reservoir Study

The City of Ashland contracted with Brown and Caldwell in August 2006 to conduct a study of Hosler Dam and Reeder Reservoir. The purpose of this study is to provide an indication of the existing condition of the iron and steel appurtenances on the upstream face of the dam and to identify actions that the City could take that would improve the water quality of the reservoir. A specific concern was the impact on water quality and the operation of the City's water treatment plan on algae propulations in the reservoir. The study included a visual inspection of the upstream appurtenances of the dam by divers, a bathometric survey of the reservoir, sampling and direct thickness measurements of the bottom sediments, and water quality sampling of the reservoir water by depth. The findings from the inspection of Hosler Dam and study of Reeder Reservoir's water quality and sediment characteristics resulted in recommendations to either improve water quality and /or more manageable control of the reservoir.

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