Lower Durant Park Lake Dam & Spillway

Last updated Dec. 08, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Lake & Dam Rehabilitation
  • Approximately $575,000
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • Schnabel Engineering
  • City of Raleigh-Parks, Rec. & Cultural Resource Department

Current Activity

Posted Friday, Dec. 8

Final design for this project is currently underway. The construction bid for this project will take place in spring 2018.

Note: Construction is expected to begin in fall 2018 so that work at Lower Durant Lake does not impact park programs and access to the greenway.


A dam/spillway condition assessment for this project was completed by the project consultant, Schnabel Engineering, to determine dam safety issues that need to be addressed, including energy dissipater analysis for chute spillway, inspection of low level outlet, and slope stability analysis of the dam.

This project is being completed in partnership with the Stormwater Management Division and and Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
2014Preliminary evaluation of dam safety issues complete
Fall 2017Final project design complete
Spring 2018Construction bid advertisement complete
Fall 2018Construction begins
Winter 2019Construction complete


This project is being completed to make sure that the Lower Durant Park Lake dam and spillway are in compliance with current Dam Safety requirements.

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