Beavers Student Day Tour: Mud Mountain Dam Project

The Beavers hosts a Student Day each year for 50 to 100 civil engineering and construction management students and faculty members, from colleges and universities where The Beavers provide academic scholarships. The day begins with a briefing of the work they will see. The students embark on a site tour, escorted by members of The Beavers that are executives in the construction industry. Everyone will then return to the briefing point to enjoy lunch and discuss the project.

Mud Mountain Dam is a flood control dam protecting the lower White and Puyallup River valleys from flooding by holding back water from heavy rains and melting snow in its reservoir. Kiewit Infrastructure West Company is constructing a $112 million Fish Passage Facility for The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Construction work began in June 2018. When completed this facility will be the nation’s largest trap-and-haul facility, trans- porting Endangered Species Act-listed and other fish around the dam near Buckley, Washington.

This session was held on October 19 and the project location was White River near Mt. Rainier.

A glimpse of the students from University of Washington, Central Washington University and Oregon State University.who attended this Beavers Student Day.

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