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Lake White: Details on repairs to dam

Posted on 7/15/2016 by Engineering in Lake White Dam

As of July 14, 2016 the lake level was approximately 548.50 feet (above mean seas level), or about 20 feet below winter pool (spillway elevation). There was no measurable inflow or outflow of lake waters, though lake levels are impacted by storm events.

The 18-inch siphons that previously were placed in the lake at the spillway to assist with lake drainage have been removed. A new 48-inch lake drain system has been installed and was 98 percent complete. The structure has passed testing and is available for lake dewatering if needed. The contractor has begun placement of the roller compacted concrete (lower step) and will continue this work at an approximate rate of 1,000 cubic yards per day.

Work continues on the S.R. 104 bridge replacement in the spillway area. Area road and dam remediation projects are expected to be completed by end of year. ODNR says the lake should be available to fishing and boating in Spring, 2017.

Go to Lake White dam risk reduction project page.