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Buckeye Lake Dam: Assessment Status

Posted on 11/13/2014 by Engineering in Buckeye Lake Dam

Assessment Status

ODNR currently does not have a construction repair plan for this structure. ODNR staff continue to conduct daily inspections of the dam and educate area homeowners concerning dam safety and best management practices. Other risk reduction measures are in place and include removal of selected trees from the dam crest, clearing of the Sellers Point spillway outlet channel and other routine maintenance. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is under contract to ODNR to conduct an independent, third-party assessment of Buckeye Lake Dam. The final assessment (due in early 2015) will serve as a foundation for continued discussions between ODNR and community interests, including risk reduction planning. ODNR understands there are a number of unresolved issues regarding this dam (the future disposition of private docks, for example). ODNR will make time to seek residents’ input and work through these issues with the community in an open and transparent process before any final decisions are made. Details about when and how this will occur will be provided at a later date.