TULSA – The rehabilitation of Webbers Falls power production facilities, which began in 2007, is currently scheduled for completion in 2016.
Workers are replacing each of the dam’s three turbines and are rewinding the generators to improve efficiency and minimize downtime. Rewinding of the generators is about 75 percent complete.
Rehabilitation of three roller gates, three intake bulkheads and four tailrace bulkheads is approximately 95 percent complete.
Webbers Falls Dam is located in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma is a Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project. The dam was constructed from 1965 to 1970 and the powerhouse was fully operational by November 1973.
Combined, the powerhouse’s three inclined-axis turbines are capable of producing 60 megawatts of electricity.
The rehabilitation marks the first major overhaul of the power-producing components.