Buffalo Municipal (Tie Hack Dam) Reservoir Project

Since the early 1970s, the City of Buffalo, Wyoming has been engaged in investigating a supplemental supply of water for municipal purposes from the Clear Creek basin, west of Buffalo.  The project involved development of preliminary designs for a roller-compacted concrete dam, outlet works, and spillway.  Hydropower analyses were also conducted and project financ­ing plans developed.  Mr. O’Grady was the Project Liaison between the City, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, State of Wyoming, and EPA through the development of the EIS and final permitting approvals for the project.  Section 404 permits were obtained along with USFS Special Use permits.  This was the first roller-compacted concrete dam built in the State of Wyoming.