Schnabel Engineering, Inc. (Schnabel), Glen Allen, Va., served as the designer for three of the projects that received Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association Dam Safety Committee Awards at this year’s Virginia Water Conference on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.  The VLWA Dam Awards Program, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Dam Safety and Floodplain Management, recognizes owners, operators and maintainers of dams in Virginia for various categories.

Ragged Mountain Dam
Ragged Mountain Dam

Coles Run Dam
Coles Run Dam

Stony Creek Dam
Stony Creek Dam Stony Creek Dam

The three projects were:

  1. Ragged Mountain Reservoir Dam in Albemarle County owned by the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority – Best Major Construction or Rehabilitation Project. Schnabel designed the new replacement dam to address dam safety deficiencies with the old dam and to increase the size of the water supply reservoir to meet demands.
  2. Coles Run Dam in Augusta County owned by the Augusta County Service Authority – Most Improved Dam. Schnabel designed improvements to meet dam safety regulations.
  3. Stony Creek Dam (not pictured) in Bedford County owned by the Bedford Regional Water Authority – Most Improved Dam. Schnabel designed improvements to meet dam safety regulations.

For more information on the VLWA Dam Awards Program, visit For more information on Schnabel’s dam engineering services, visit

About Schnabel Engineering, Inc.
Schnabel, an employee-owned company, is an ENR Top 250 engineering firm, employing over 300 professionals in 18 nationwide locations. Schnabel specializes in geotechnical, geostructural, dam, and tunnel engineering, as well as environmental, geosciences, construction monitoring, and resident engineering services. For more information, please visit us at