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Project Updates

Portage Lakes North Reservoir: Site Prep and Home Inspections

Posted on 2/20/2020 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Pre-construction activity has already begun at one ODNR owned property and will begin at a second in coming weeks. Home and well inspection notifications and scheduling is underway to document existing conditions prior to the start of construction activities.

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East Reservoir: Rip Rap to be Installed

Posted on 12/30/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Cat Swamp work is complete; rip rap is to be installed; and bollard installation was postponed due to ground conditions.

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East Reservoir: Cat Swamp Work Resumes with Drawdown Extension

Posted on 11/15/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

The drawdown extension will allow for scheduled Cat Swamp gatehouse maintenance to be completed.

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East Reservoir: Construction Update - October 7

Posted on 10/7/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Most construction activities for the East Reservoir Dam Improvements project were completed late spring, but some additional landscaping and other finishing touches are being completed this fall.

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East Reservoir: Cat Swamp to Temporarily Refill Until Work Resumes

Posted on 7/23/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Last week, water levels at Cat Swamp on the East Reservoir were lowered to allow ODNR to inspect the malfunction in the gatehouse. The project team has identified the issue and will install a long-term solution in the coming weeks. ODNR will provide updates when maintenance is scheduled, and repairs will take approximately 1–3 days to complete. Cat Swamp will be temporarily refilled on July 24 until work resumes. We appreciate your continued patience.

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East Reservoir: Cat Swamp Being Lowered for Maintenance

Posted on 7/19/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

On July 17, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Parks & Watercraft staff detected a malfunction in the East Reservoir gatehouse during routine operations. In response to the issue, ODNR will isolate and lower Cat Swamp by 2–3 feet starting Friday, July 19, until inspections and maintenance are completed. East Reservoir lake will remain at normal levels. ODNR will provide updates as necessary.

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Portage Lakes North Reservoir: Prelimary work underway

Posted on 6/27/2019 by Engineering in Portage Lakes

Preliminary work activities for the North Reservoir Dam project have begun. Deposits of sand are being placed around the east embankment to compact soft soils in this area. The sand will remain in place for the duration of dam construction.

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