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Lake Loramie: Conditions ideal for concrete work at dam site

Posted on 6/30/2017 by Engineering in Lake Loramie Dam

Workers in June completed concrete placement for the spillway slabs, stilling basin slabs and wingwall footings. Backfill has been placed around the bank floodwall. Forming and concrete placement for the labyrinth cycles is underway, which shows the initial shape of the new spillway design. Overall, work progress is on schedule with project completion set for Spring, 2018.

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Lake White: Lake levels, boat removal notice

Posted on 6/23/2017 by Engineering in Lake White Dam

Until the cause of the decreasing water levels at Lake White can be determined, we are encouraging everyone to remove their boats from the water.

This request is being made in order to prevent any damage that might occur to vessels as the water is intentionally lowered to investigate this unusual occurrence.

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Lake White: Lake Level Being Reduced to Examine Drop in Water Levels

Posted on 6/23/2017 by Engineering in Lake White Dam

ODNR is currently investigating an unidentified source of water movement at the Lake White reservoir. This unusual occurrence is potentially the cause of lower water levels around the lake.

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Buckeye Lake: Construction Update - June 22, 2017

Posted on 6/22/2017 by Engineering in Buckeye Lake Dam

Sheet pile is being installed to create a seepage barrier. Crane Lake pedestrian bridge will be inaccessible during this process.

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Indian Lake: New labyrinth spillway beginning to take shape

Posted on 6/21/2017 by Engineering in Indian Lake Dam

The labyrinth design being used in constructing a new spillway at Indian Lake Dam near Russells Point is beginning to take shape. Near continuous preparation, forming and pouring of concrete has resulted in substantial construction progress during recent weeks during the initial construction phase that concentrates work on the western half of the spillway. When completed, a secondary construction phase will focus on replacing the remainder of the old spillway that remains intact and presently handles the discharge of lake water. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to observe the presence of workers and equipment at the work site, which is adjacent to the state highway at the spillway.

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Lake White: Water level drop still being analyzed; dam is safe

Posted on 6/20/2017 by Engineering in Lake White Dam

Inspections of the Lake White Dam continue to indicate that the new dam is safe and operating properly. ODNR engineers are working closely with the dam design engineers to do a complete water analysis to determine why the water levels are dropping. ODNR continues to investigate all possible options and monitor the situation. Updates will be provided as the test results become available.

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Mt. Gilead: Upper dam improvements update

Posted on 6/15/2017 by Engineering in Mt. Gilead Lake Lower Dam

The new dam and spillway structure at Mt. Gilead State Park along Ohio Route 95 in Morrow County remains under construction. In recent weeks workers have completed installing basin slabs, upstream wing walls and structural anchors. Work on the walls, stems, embankment placement and concrete polishing remains ongoing and should be completed within the next 30 days. Also, work soon will resume on sediment removal and building the training wall concrete forms as part of the Upper Dam improvements. Project completion is scheduled for the end of 2017.

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