Caughdenoy Dam over the Oneida River

Caughdenoy Dam over the Oneida River, Oswego and Onondaga Counties, NY

Type: Radial Gate Dam
Location: Oswego and Onondaga Counties, NY
Client: New York State Canal Corporation


Stafford Bandlow Engineering staff provided mechanical and electrical and inspection and evaluation services for this dam. The dam consists of 7 mechanically operated tainter gates with an incoming electric service and provision for both electrical and manual operation of the gates.

The inspection consisted of detailed visual inspection of all mechanical and electrical systems as well as both mechanical and electrical measurements to quantitatively evaluate the condition of the systems. A comprehensive report of findings including conclusions regarding the current condition of the gates and recommendations for maintenance and both short- and long-term rehabilitation was prepared following the inspection.