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Buckeye Lake: Construction Update - June 22, 2017

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

Crane Lake

During winter pool, a temporary causeway will be constructed adjacent to the pedestrian bridge spanning the channel between Crane Lake and Buckeye Lake. This causeway is a temporary work platform to allow the installation of a steel sheet-pile seepage barrier. After removal of the causeway, boat traffic and pedestrian use of the foot-bridge will be restored between Crane Lake and Buckeye Lake. Crane Lake will not be permanently separated from Buckeye Lake. It is anticipated that this work will be done during winter pool and will be substantially complete (including removal of the causeway) by summer pool.

Sheet pile is being installed to create a seepage barrier with a depth equal to the soilmix cutoff wall. In the water channel, the top of the finished sheet pile will be equal to the lake bottom to facilitate boat traffic. During high water events the existing gate can be closed to create a barrier with a consistent height/depth along the entire 4.1 mile long dam.

Embankment Stability Berm Dredging

In addition to the dredging occurring from Fireman's Park and the main lake navigation channel improvements, the project has been removing sediment in front of the Embankment Stability Berm (ESB) displaced during construction. Sediment in front of the ESB will be removed from Liebs Island to Sellers Point by a dredge and placed in a Dredge Material Relocation Area (DMRA) near Fairfield Beach to de-water. The sediment is transported by a pipe in the lake running east to west, see dotted red line in picture below. The pipe is submerged between red and orange marker buoys.

Red and orange marker buoys have been placed around the submerged pipe, please use caution when navigating around the marker buoys and the dredge project site. Be aware, the pipe may surface unexpectedly at any time.


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Buckeye Lake State Park web page