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Alma Stack Demolition Planned for Monday, Oct. 1

Please click the More Information link below for the live video stream of the Alma Stack demolition
As part of Dairyland's project to safely complete final decommissioning of the Alma Station, Hwy. 35 is expected to be closed to motorists for approximately 45 minutes on Monday, Oct. 1.

The exact timing for the demolition of the Alma Stack will be dependent on weather, but plans currently call for the event to occur at approximately 8 a.m. Dairyland will have live stream viewing available here on our website and also on our Facebook page.

The highway will be closed in proximity to Dairyland’s Alma Generating Site. Officials from the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department will oversee the closure. Dairyland is contracting with CDI and American DND, Inc., on the stack demolition and removal.

Dairyland apologizes for any inconvenience this poses to motorists. Closure of the highway during the stack demolition is necessary to ensure public safety. The Mississippi River will also be closed to all traffic with a safety zone between mile markers 751.2 and 751.8, adjacent to the river bank. As an additional safety measure, the sheriff’s department will be closing the boat landing, beginning Friday, Sept. 28, until the demolition event is complete.

Project Background

The retired Alma Station came online in 1947 and helped power the region for decades. The first three units of the power plant ceased operations in 2011. Dairyland retired the final two units in 2014.

Dismantlement and decommissioning of the Alma Station has since proceeded safely and in full compliance with regulatory requirements. The main building was brought down in 2017. The 700 ft. stack is the last structure to be removed.

Dairyland’s 387 MW John P. Madgett power plant is also located on the Alma Site. It remains in full operation as a safe, sustainable and reliable source of electricity for homes and businesses.

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