City council has awarded a geotechnical study of Metford Dam to Fletcher Paine Associates Ltd. of Vernon at a cost of $36,975.
A city staff report explains that a safety review of the dam, located at 7101 10th Ave. SE in South Canoe, determined that a high priority, due to the volume of seepage observed at the earth fill embankment, was to do a geotechnical study. Metford Dam is one of the sources of water for Salmon Arm.
Fletcher Paine was one of six companies which submitted bids, but staff told council it was chosen because of the added components of the proposal, which included a survey of the dam. The company has also successfully completed a number of projects for the city and in the area.