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Buckeye Lake: Winter Drawdown to Begin October 1

Posted on 9/25/2018 by Engineering in Buckeye Lake Dam

To protect the public and the significant investment made as part of the Buckeye Lake Dam project, ODNR will continue the practice of aggressive and proactive water control management until the project is complete. As has been the case since interim summer pool was established in 2016, ODNR will again begin drawing down the lake to winter pool beginning October 1.

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Buckeye Lake: Safety equipment install will occur at night

Posted on 9/24/2018 by Engineering in Buckeye Lake Dam

To ensure the Buckeye Lake Dam Project remains on schedule, contractors will begin installing dam safety equipment (piezometers) during the night. This work is directly tied to monitoring the performance of the dam and dam safety.

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Cutler Lake: Other park improvements to be included

Posted on 9/19/2018 by Engineering in Cutler Lake

Work on construction of a new dam structure is nearing substantial completion scheduled for early October. Additional park improvements include installation of a new picnic shelter house with tables and grills, boat launch ramp, pedestrian bridge and other amenities.

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East Reservoir: Peak construction activity underway

Posted on 9/11/2018 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Construction work is ongoing along all three earthen dam embankments at East Reservoir. Soil-cement drilling continues working toward the Rosa Villa parking lot, where the project team will tie into high ground.
To complete the necessary work, the soil-cement drilling will need to cross Aqua Blvd. Expect Aqua Blvd. and the Rosa Villa parking lot to close at the end of this week temporarily until the end of 2018.

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Mt. Gilead: Temporary water level drawdown scheduled

Posted on 9/7/2018 by Engineering in Mt. Gilead Lake Lower Dam

ODNR is lowering the lake level at Mt. Gilead State Park to allow for installation of a new pedestrian bridge across the Upper Dam.

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East Reservoir: Temporary drawdown due to excessive rainfall

Posted on 9/7/2018 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Water levels on East Reservoir are being lowered 6 to 12 inches through Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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Cutler Lake: Substantial project completion set for fall

Posted on 8/22/2018 by Engineering in Cutler Lake

Substantial completion of dam and spillway improvements at Blue Rock State Park remains on schedule for Fall, 2018.

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