Devonwood Lower Dam (McFadyen Drive)


The Devonwood Lower Dam was damaged by Hurricane Matthew on October 8, 2016.  The Devonwood Lower Dam supports part of McFadyen Drive.  Water overtopped the dam and caused some slope failure on the downstream side.  Following the disaster, the City conducted an assessment of the dam to determine an estimated cost for repairs.  The estimated cost to repair the dam is $2.9 million.

Project Overview

The City will perform a repair on the Devonwood Lower Dam, located on McFadyen Drive, to repair damage from Hurricane Matthew floodwaters.

Project Details:

  • Status: Design
  • Next Step: Advertising and Award Contract
  • Contract / Contractor:
    • Design: WK Dickson & Company Inc.
    • Project Manager: Freese and Nichols, Inc.
  • Estimated Construction Begin: TBD
  • Estimated Construction Completion:TBD

Affected Neighborhoods

  • Devonwood
  • Fleetwood Lake 

Contributing Departments:

  • City of Fayetteville Public Services Department- Engineering Division


For More Information: 

Current Status 

The design plans for Devonwood Lower Dam have been reviewed by North Carolina Dam Safety and the City of Fayetteville.  Additional comments were provided that must be addressed prior to issuance of a permit required for construction. 

A comment from Dam Safety requires that the existing pipe under the dam be inspected via closed circuit television (CCTV) pipe inspection.  The City is working with the design engineer to secure a contractor for this work.

Page updated 1/8/2020*

*We attempt to update page on a weekly basis. However, given the nature of the project, there may not be significant changes from week to week.

For more information, please call the Engineering and Infrastructure Department at 910-433-1656.

Devonwood Lower Dam (McFadyen Dr.) Community Meeting - July 25, 2017 


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