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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ report of its review of the condition of Buckeye Lake Dam

Posted on 3/4/2015 by Engineering in Buckeye Lake Dam

ODNR very soon will be issued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ report of its review of the condition of Buckeye Lake Dam.

The report will include a review of past engineering reports and existing conditions at Buckeye Lake Dam and recommendations for risk reduction measures, operation and maintenance at the dam.

Out of concern for public safety, ODNR is currently keeping the lake at its present winter elevation until the final Corps report is issued to ODNR and reviewed by ODNR.

We will make the Corps report available to the public after it is issued. We expect this to take place within the next week.

ODNR will then review the findings and recommendations internally and make and announce a decision on our next steps. We expect this to take place within the next three weeks.

As we said publicly in 2014 through our Open House public meetings and other discussions and information materials, it’s known there are deficiencies in this dam, that the dam is aging and deteriorating, and that dam improvements are needed to safeguard the public.

We know that the residents and others in the lake community are anxious about this; ODNR also is eager to share the Corps’ findings and recommendations as soon as possible. 

Visit the Buckeye Lake Dam Risk Reduction project page.