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Buckeye Lake: Sediment Removal and Safe Navigation - July 29, 2017

Posted on 7/29/2017 by Engineering in Buckeye Lake Dam

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. The pipe is submerged between red and orange marker buoys.

The dredge project site and the pipe to the DMRA are controlled areas. No wake and red marker buoys have been placed around the submerged pipe. Please use caution when navigating around the marker buoys and the dredge project site - the pipe may surface unexpectedly at any time.

To facilitate safe navigation the pipe is secured to the lake bottom by 500 lb. weights in 3 locations, see map below. These crossings are marked by lighted beacons, when using the crossing keep the red markers to your right when returning from open water. Please remember: "Red Right Returning."

Watercraft striking the pipe can cause significant injury and/or property damage. Striking the pipe can also cause significant damage to the pipe which must be repaired to continue dredging. Please use caution and follow all boating regulations. The Ohio Boat Operators Guide is available at the Park Office or online: watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/operatorsguide


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