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: Spring 2019
  • Estimated Construction Completion: Fall 2019

Affected Neighborhoods

  • Devonwood
  • Fleetwood Lake 

Contributing Departments:

  • City of Fayetteville Public Services Department- Engineering Division


For More Information: 

Current Weekly Status Status 

The engineer submitted design plans to NC Dam Safety for review on December 20, 2018. The review time for NC Dam Safety is anticipated to last 90 days. 

The alignment of a PWC waterline that must be relocated outside of the dam embankment is being finalized by the engineer for PWC review in early January.  Once the alignment of the waterline is approved, easement mapping and staking can begin as the City awaits comments or approval from NC Dam Safety. 

Other permits requiring approval before construction can begin include a NCDEQ Land Quality erosion control permit, as well as a DEQ and US Army Corps 401/404 permit.

Page updated 12/20/2018*

*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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