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Project Updates

East Reservoir: Rip Rap to be Installed

Posted on 12/30/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Cat Swamp work is complete; rip rap is to be installed; and bollard installation was postponed due to ground conditions.

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East Reservoir: Cat Swamp Work Resumes with Drawdown Extension

Posted on 11/15/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

The drawdown extension will allow for scheduled Cat Swamp gatehouse maintenance to be completed.

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East Reservoir: Construction Update - October 7

Posted on 10/7/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Most construction activities for the East Reservoir Dam Improvements project were completed late spring, but some additional landscaping and other finishing touches are being completed this fall.

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National Award for Buckeye Lake Dam Project

Posted on 9/10/2019 by Engineering in Buckeye Lake Dam

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) was awarded the Association of State Dam Safety Officials’ (ASDSO) 2019 National Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award today for Buckeye Lake Dam. The project was finished in November 2018—two years earlier than initially expected and more than $40 million under budget.

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Cutler Lake Dam Dedicated at Blue Rock State Park

Posted on 8/5/2019 by Engineering in Cutler Lake

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz dedicated the Cutler Lake Dam spillway project at Blue Rock State Park today, officially marking the completion of the two-year, $4.7-million remediation project. In addition to the spillway, the project also includes a new picnic shelter house with tables and grills, a boat launch ramp and a pedestrian trail and bridge.

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East Reservoir: Cat Swamp to Temporarily Refill Until Work Resumes

Posted on 7/23/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Last week, water levels at Cat Swamp on the East Reservoir were lowered to allow ODNR to inspect the malfunction in the gatehouse. The project team has identified the issue and will install a long-term solution in the coming weeks. ODNR will provide updates when maintenance is scheduled, and repairs will take approximately 1–3 days to complete. Cat Swamp will be temporarily refilled on July 24 until work resumes. We appreciate your continued patience.

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East Reservoir: Cat Swamp Being Lowered for Maintenance

Posted on 7/19/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

On July 17, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Parks & Watercraft staff detected a malfunction in the East Reservoir gatehouse during routine operations. In response to the issue, ODNR will isolate and lower Cat Swamp by 2–3 feet starting Friday, July 19, until inspections and maintenance are completed. East Reservoir lake will remain at normal levels. ODNR will provide updates as necessary.

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