Rocky Penn Run Dam and Reservoir

Location-Stafford Co., VA; Owner: Stafford County Utilities; Designer: URS; Major subcontractor: ASI Constructors

Project Description: Earth dam measuring 1000 feet long and 130 feet tall. Work included 1,000,000 cubic yards of excavation, including 200,000 cubic yards of blast rock; 16,000 cubic yards of concrete were poured for spillway and other structures. The project included a raw water pump station in the Rappahanock River, used to fill the reservoir.

The dam now impounds a 500 acre reservoir.