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Project Updates

Portage Lakes North Reservoir: Construction start planned for 2019

Posted on 4/12/2018 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Nearly 100 area residents attended public information sessions held April 10 by representatives of ODNR and engineering firm Tetra Tech, Inc. The public information sessions were held to provide information and seek community input on preliminary design plans for remediation of the North Reservoir dam and spillway in Portage Lakes State Park.

Construction is planned to start in 2019. Lake levels will not be impacted by construction, but could be adjusted at any time to address dam safety needs. ODNR is expected soon to submit environmental permit applications to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which are required prior to construction start.

The Ohio EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as part of their respective permit application process, each can be expected to separately announce their request for public comment and may conduct a public hearing if deemed necessary. These comment periods and public hearings are to address any interests or concerns primarily with the water quality aspects of the proposed North Reservoir dam remediation project.

North Reservoir - Portage Lakes Dam Risk Reduction Project page

Portage Lakes State Parks page